In 2004, the Osisko Mining Corporation purchased the Canadian Malartic property in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, south of the city of Malartic. This transaction set the company on a course to re-open a mining site with one of the largest gold deposits in Canada.
Operating this open-pit mine, which is low in gold content, would be a real technical, environmental and economical challenge. This mine has to process over 55,000 tonnes of ore a day, so the required process equipment is enormous and the processing plant is among the largest in Canada.
- Eastern Canada