MERN - Québec Mines - Abitibi - James Bay Triennial Plan 2003-2006

february 2003

Massive sulphide discovery in the Ungava Trough
Roch Gaudrault
Direction du développement minéral

On November 11, 2002, Canadian Royalties announced the discovery of a massive-sulfide zone rich in nickel, copper and platinum group metals near the mining infrastructures of the Raglan mine in the Ungava Trough.

A run of designated claims totalling 8,000 titles, allocated among 21 companies and covering an area of over 2,960 km², was noted after this announcement (map 1). At the end of November 2002, a second rush of claims was observed along the Hudson Bay coast in Nord-du-Québec. This designation totals over 1,300 claims. These two rushes represent revenues of over $700,000 for the government.

By way of comparison, the diamond-claim rush in the region of the Monts Otish between December 2001 and February 2002 totalled over 45,000 claims.

Ni-Cu-PGE Deposits in the Cape Smith Belt

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