The Montauban Project
Montauban, a series of advanced exploration claims, is located in the Portneuf County of Quebec, Canada. The project is situated approximately 120 km west of Quebec City and approximately 60 km north of Trois-Rivieres.
The project is accessible by vehicle through route 363 linking Saint-Marc des Carrieres, St- Casimir, Saint-Ubalde and Lac-aux-Sables, then following the route leading to Riviere-a-Pierre which cuts through the property.
Evaluation of Old Tailings 1982
In February of 1982 a report was prepared by Jean Depatie (B.A., M.Sc.) for Boville Resources Ltd. The document is entitled “Preliminary Report on the Evaluation of Old Tailings at Montauban, Quebec.
The study focused on tailings which came from the first period of mining in the region (between 1914 and 1944), of the Montauban lead-zinc-silver deposit. It goes on to mention that in 1960, Ghislau Mining Corporation processed a 24,000 pound bulk sample of the tailings (or 2000 short tons) in Quebec City. The bulk sample gave the following results.
• Gold (Au) 0.095 oz/ton (or 3,26g/t)
• Silver (Ag) 2.53 oz/ton (or 86,74g/t)
Key points of this study;
• property easily accessible by a paved road
• property is only 6 miles away by road to a railway
• estimated tonnage of tailings is 400,000 humid short tons
• estimate average silver (Ag) grade of 2.42 oz/ton (or 82,97 g/t)
• estimate average gold (Au) grade of 0.0416 oz/ton (or 1,43 g/t)
Old Tailings – Rocmec Mining Photo Archives