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Quebec exploration thriving as gold takes off

Quebec’s Route 117 is an unremarkable highway as far as transportation corridors go. But the flat, wooded land it passes through in the north of the province from Val d’Or and Rouyn-Noranda en route westwards to Kirkland Lake in Ontario, is one of the most highly productive gold districts in the world: the Abitibi greenstone belt.

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Canadian Malartic near Val d'Or, Quebec

Over 200 million ounces of gold has been extracted in the past 100 years or so from the Abitibi greenstone belt, a 2.6-2.