November 2011    Print this article

New maps showing mineral potential in Québec, by substance

Patrice Roy,
Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF)

Géologie Québec has published new mineral potential maps, by substance, on its website. In all, eleven maps have been produced, focusing on gold, silver, copper, zinc, nickel, iron, rare earth elements, lithium, niobium, uranium and diamond. The maps show deposits already listed in SIGEOM, 2010 exploration projects, mine projects at the development stage, and operating mines. The maps highlight, in general, the sectors with recognized mineral potential and the sectors where most mining activity takes place. In Québec, mining is concentrated mainly in the Abitibi region and in the area covered by the Plan Nord (indicated in blue).

The mineral potential maps, by substance, are available on the MRNF website

For experienced users who wish to obtain a more detailed view of mineral potential, several mineral potential studies have been completed by the MRNF and are available for a range of geological models covering various sectors of Québec.










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