The four papers on great Canadian ore deposits in this special issue resulted from presentations made by the first authors at the CIM/CMMI/MIGA meeting in Montreal, May 1998. The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum celebrated its centennial anniversary that year, and as part of the celebration, the Geological Society of CIM marked the occasion by taking an historical look at the diversity of deposit types that occur in Canada and how the discovery of certain deposits were instrumental in the opening of “frontier” land in the 19th and 20th centuries. Also, it was felt that a look into...

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