Canadian Malartic Project
A new neighbourhood project
The socio-environmental impact of Canadian Malartic project is undeniable.
Canadian Malartic is located in a mining district near extensive existing infrastructure. In the event the company starts its bulk-tonnage mining operation, OSISKO will have to relocate 200 houses and 5 institutions. A new neighbourhood, north of the town, was designed by urban specialists in collaboration with the citizens and the Town of Malartic.
Before taking the production decision Osisko has to conduct three major studies; the socio-environmental impact, the feasibility and the restoration of the site. Osisko Exploration Ltd. is a Canadian junior gold exploration company.
The company name was inspired from its historical significance: Osisko is the name of the lake in Abitibi where, in 1920, Edmund Home discovered the rich deposit that became the world class Home Mine.
Osisko's flagship property is the 100% owned Canadian Malartic gold property, located in the heart of Quebec's prolific Abitibi Gold Belt, immediately south of the town of Malartic. Between 1935 and 1983, production in the Malartic camp totalled over 5 million ounces of gold with three companies; Canadian Malartic, Barnat-Sladen and East Malartic Mines. Nowadays, the project aims to evaluate the deposit and the 100% owned adjacent areas for a large-scale open-pit, mining operation.
A preliminary report estimated gold resources of 6.5 million ounces on the main deposit. It was followed by an updated calculation of 8.4 million ounces. A 150 000 metre infill drilling program led to an upgraded inferred resource.
For further details about Canadian Malartic project:
301, rue Norrie Malartic J0Y 1Z0
Head Office: 2140, rue Saint-Mathieu Montréal H3H 2J4
Telephone : 514-735-7131
Site Web of the Canadian Malartic project: www.osisko.com
To learn more :
- Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region
- Pit-Head Frames
- Train Station Museum in Temiscamingue
- The Opemican Aboriginal Historical Site
- Tugboat T.E.Draper in Angliers
- Prospectors’ and Clearers’ Tour
- Cafe-museum of Gallichan
- Amos Exposition center
- La Corne Nursing Station
- Fort Temiscamingue
- Rural school in Authier
- Spirit Lake Prison Camp
- Val-d’Or Native Center