GBR is excited to announce the publication of our latest report on the mining industry of Québec. This is a more in-depth version of our earlier report that was published in the June 2016 edition of Engineering & Mining Journal (E&MJ).
Québec Mining Booklet, our updated release of Québec’s mining industry distributed at AEMQ in Montreal. Our full book will be launched from our booth at Québec Mines in November.
With an amended mining law, a mining-friendly provincial government elected in 2014, the creation of the Société du Plan Nord in 2015, with a vast mandate and impressive budget with which to develop huge tracts of the north of the province, we see numerous, rather surprising and overall positive developments in Québec. From favorable US$/C$ exchange rates dramatically improving gold producer profits, to non-traditional mineral projects such as Nemaska Lithium, which is exploiting the world’s second largest lithium reserve; Stornoway Diamonds, processing ore at the Renard Diamond Project, Québec’s first diamond mine – ahead of time and below its planned budget; and Arianne Phosphate marching strongly to operation having received a ministerial decree from Québec’s government to go ahead with its C$1.2 billion phosphate project, Québec is visibly rallying up forces and moving in the right direction.