Lord Strathcona talked about the present state of the Mining Industry, compared with the state of the industry in the last quarter of the nineteenth century, Great changes had taken place in this period and he cited as an example the increase in value of mineral production in Canada: the annual production 1908 was over 90 million dollars compared with only 10 million dollars in 1880.

Canada, Australia, South Africa and many other British Empire countries were represented at the Exhibition, where one of the main aims was to show the advance of technology in the Mining Industry. Drills, air compressors, fans and many types of mining engineering were on display alongside other interesting exhibit showing actual miners working on simulated miner, exposures.


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