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By Norman B. Keevil

A century in the past, a prospector chanced on gold at Ontario’s Kirkland Lake and a son used to be born to British immigrants in Saskatchewan. The boy – Norman Bell Keevil – went directly to develop into a popular scientist, instructor, and prospector, getting to know a small yet high-grade copper mine in Ontario. Parlaying that into keep an eye on of the Kirkland Lake gold mine fifty years later, he shaped the fledgling mining corporation Teck Corporation.

In by no means leisure in your Ores , Keevil’s son Norman, additionally a geoscientist, recounts how over the subsequent fifty years, a becoming workforce of like-minded engineers and marketers equipped Canada’s greatest diverse mining corporation. In candid element he tells the tale of an organization and its makers, of the invention and production of mines, of the mechanics of financing, and of the function that mergers and acquisitions play in a unstable setting. alongside the best way he meets interesting captains of and politicians not just in Canada, yet within the usa and world wide. discovering an ore physique – rock that holds invaluable metals and minerals – and selling its improvement that allows you to finance and create a mine, ordinarily in hard-to-access desert, is complex paintings, similar to finding and extracting a needle in a truly messy haystack. Underlying this historical past is a continuing have to refill the ore, and this want drives the folk involved.

A exact and revealing historical past of a firm that he helped to develop and lead for a few years, Norman Keevil’s by no means relaxation in your Ores is either pleasing and instructive, an extraordinary insider’s account of an that has been the most important to the construction of this country.

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