Massive sulphide discovery in the Ungava
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.
Deposits in the Cape Smith Belt