- Well serviced by airlines, including 3 international airports (St. John’s, Gander and Deer Lake)
- Memorial University in St. John’s recognized for geology and engineering
- Churchill Falls the 3rd largest hydroelectric power station in North America at 5,428 MW
- Eastern most part of the Canadian Shield, when colliding tectonic plates shaped much of Newfoundland’s geology
- Landscape includes ancient mountain ranges, lush boreal forest and rugged coast line
- Long Mining history includes: the Bell Island underground iron ore mine that operated from 1869-1966 and was the world’s largest underground iron ore mine. ASARCO produced at the Buchans mine (Pd-Zn-Cu) from 1926-1984
- Producing mines in Newfoundland and Labrador at this time include Duck Pond (Teck), Long Harbour (Vale), Voisey’s Bay (Vale), Ming Mine (Rambler), Tata Steel Minerals, Iron Ore Company of Canada, Labrador Iron Mines Ltd.