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Quebec's Last Frontier


Newly arrived settlers in Val-d´┐ŻOr, Quebec, 1932.
The birth of Val-d´┐ŻOr occurred spontaneously with the discovery of gold in 1906 along the Cadillac break. This geological formation, rich in minerals, crosses the area south of the agricultural settlements of Abitibi, which extends into Ontario. The attraction of this region was clear as early as 1922, when a rich lode was discovered on the shores of Lake Osisko, which became the Noranda mine.

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