The mining industry creates jobs and wealth for the regions of Québec. Nearly 900 facilities, about 50,000 workers and many communities count on it for their development.
The commodities extracted from Québec’s bedrock, including gold, iron, niobium, copper, titanium, salt, chrysotile, graphite, dimension stone and construction materials, contribute to Québec’s economic growth. There are approximately 200 active mines, quarries and sandpits throught the territory. Of that number, about twenty are metal mines, including several world-class producers: the Raglan (nickel) and LaRonde (gold, zinc, copper, silver) mines.