March/April 2008

History of the Perseverance Mine

By M. Fortin


From left: Rock Gagnon, Quebec branch president, and Luc Joncas of Perseverance Mine

On October 22, the CIM Québec Branch had the pleasure of receiving Luc Joncas, superintendent of Xstrata Zinc’s Perseverance mine. He spoke about the discovery and the various construction stages, especially the new types of portable or modular units that will be used onsite. Forty people attended the presentation sponsored by Agnico-Eagle, the Quebec Mining Association, Polycor Quarry Division, COREM, Gestion SODEMEX inc., Instrumentation GDD inc. and Virginia Mines.

Marie Fortin is the Quebec Branch secretary.

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