L'exploration et la mise en valeur des minéraux industriels dans la province de Grenville, Québec, dans les anneés 80

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 83, No. 934, 1990

Henri-Louis Jacob et Suzie Nantel, Ministere de l'Énergie et des Ressources, Québec

Since the late 1800s, the Grenville Province in Quebec has been an important and diversified source of industrial minerals. The Ministere de l'Énergie et des Ressources du Quebec, under the Canada-Quebec Mineral Development Agreement, and the private sector have put an emphasis on exploration, mapping and evaluation programs in the Grenville Province for minerals, particularly since 1983. These programs have led to the discovery and the development of deposits such as architectural granite, graphite and dolomite, and have also led to inventories of occurrences and prospects of wollastonite, silica, calcite, dolomite, alumina silicates and rare earths. The deposits discovered lately are presently being quarried or will be in the near future. The most promising occurrences and prospects have been claimed.
Keywords: Exploration, Industrial minerals, Grenville Province