Abitibi Greenstone Belt

Quebec Gold Patch
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The Abitibi Greenstone Belt (AGB) is an area of Western Quebec that is known for its gold mines.

  • Mostly in Wetern Quebec but extends into eastern Ontario
  • The Val-d’Or (Valley of Gold) is located within the Quebec Gold Patch
  • Mined since the early 1900s
  • Has produced hundreds of millions ounces of gold
  • Also produced hundreds of millions of tons of copper, zinc & other metals