The miner’s friend

Cecilia Keating

How a 17th century mining challenge spawned the Industrial Revolution

Lake Superior’s Silver Island

Kaaria Quash

Silver Islet was one of Canada’s most profitable silver mines, until it was destroyed by a storm over Lake Superior

The father of modern geology

Kylie Williams

James Hutton, a failed lawyer and doctor, was the first person to suggest that Earth was millions, rather than thousands, of years old and established geology as a true science