​About Minerals

We rely on minerals in every aspect of our daily lives. Toothpaste, buildings, eyeglasses, computers, automobiles, hospital equipment are but a few of the many things that cannot be made without minerals, this information is now on Alberta.ca.

About Minerals

Learn about minerals, what they are, where they come from, and how Alberta manages them. 

Additional mineral information
This section provides you with quick answers to commonly asked questions related to minerals and mining in Alberta.


This useful section provides recent statistics summarizing mineral production and the number of active mineral agreements in Alberta. 


The Alberta Geological Survey (AGS), a unit of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), provides services such as geological mapping, geological databases, laboratory analyses and information dissemination. 

Mineral Facts

The first diamond in Alberta was found near Evansburg by farm worker Einar Opdahl in 1958. If you are looking for more interesting facts on minerals, this section will provide it for you.