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Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery

Canada’s Abitibi Greenstone Belt straddling the provinces of Ontario and Quebec is humming to the sound of drills turning under the glacial tills more than a century after the first mining camps were discovered.

Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery Canada's Abitibi belt a century-old hotbed for discovery

The Canadian Malartic mine in Quebec is Canada's largest operating openpit gold mine

The 450km-by-150km mineral-rich geological belt that stretches from Wawa, Ontario to Chibougamau, Quebec is recognised as the largest greenstone belt in the world, spread about one-third in Ontario