Trivia Contest

To help remind us all about the vital role of mining and its importance, Timmins celebrates Mining Week.

Mining enriches our lives with everyday essentials. Ontario’s minerals help improve the air we breathe and the food we eat. Minerals help save lives and improve our health.

From nickel batteries to copper wiring, silica in light bulbs to uranium for nuclear power, minerals bring us energy and light. More than 30 minerals and metals are used to produce computers, televisions, stereo systems and kitchen appliances. Minerals also open our word to travel. Airplanes, cars, trucks, boats and trains are built with cobalt, steel, iron, copper, zinc and aluminum.

Mining Trivia Contest

Test your mining knowledge
Prizes are $100 gift cards from the business of your choice. Support Local!
Contestants who correctly answer all 10 questions will be randomly drawn to win prizes. The contest closes on June 3rd at 3pm. We will contact the winners by phone and/or email. The names of the winners will be posted on the Mining The Abitibi Facebook page on June 4. 
Rules of the Mining Week Trivia:

1.  Click the orange start button to begin the Mining Week Trivia Contest

2.  Enter your contact details – Name, Email Address & Contact Number   (We will need to contact you to arrange for delivery of your prize)

3.  Click the box with the answer you would like to select

4.  After answering all 10 questions click ‘see result’ to view your score

5.  Players with a score of 100% will be pooled together and winners will be chosen by random draw. 


Mining Week Trivia

Please provide the following information so that we may include you in the draw.

1 / 10

Which of the following mines is NOT located in Northeastern Ontario?

2 / 10

Northeastern Ontario accounts for approximately what percentage of Ontario’s mining employment?

3 / 10

In Northeastern Ontario, the mining industry’s direct employment accounts for:

4 / 10

The average weekly wage in Ontario mining is higher than the average industrial wage in Ontario, how much higher is it?

5 / 10

What year was the Haileybury School of Mines established?

6 / 10

Where can this monument in honour of mining labourers be seen?

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7 / 10

Which Northern Ontario community is known as the ‘City with the Heart of Gold’?

8 / 10

Which Northern Ontario community is home to what is referred to as the ‘Mile of Gold’?

9 / 10

Which small Northeastern Ontario community is called the birthplace of Canadian hard rock mining?

10 / 10

What year was Sudbury’s Big Nickel built?

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The average score is 66%


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