Glenn Poirier has produced a new book with a team of mineralogists about the famous Poudrette quarry. At last count, over 434 mineral species have been found at Mont Saint-Hilaire, representing 9% of all known mineral species. Almost half of all known chemical elements are included in this mineral mix. The images capture the colors of Vásárely, the symmetry of Escher, the form of Bartók and the intricate patterns of Mandelbrot, all found here, in this miracle of nature.
To address the challenges of a dwindling global supply of energy and mineral resources, Professor Mark Hannington of the University of Ottawa’s Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences has set his sights on the bottom of the ocean.