River Mining Corporation
Harricana River Mining Corporation
Inc, (Harricana), a private Quebec company, was incorporated
in 1988. Harricana owns almost 100 contiguous claims
in the Val D'Or area. Initial exploration of the properties
has been completed, with results outlined in a 43-101
report. Ongoing exploration seeks to further define
and expand the resources present.
interest of prospectors in the Val-d'Or area dates
back to the early 1900s. Following the discovery of
gold veins at the western extremity of the Bourlamaque
Batholith in 1911 (Sullivan mine, operated from 1934
to 1967), there was a real gold rush in the area.
Several other gold showings were soon discovered,
Lamaque (1923, mined from 1932 to 1985)
Sigma (1933, mined from 1936 to the present).
Prospecting activities in the Val-d’Or area,
historically known as the "Valley of Gold"
by prospectors, have increased considerably over the
past few years, after being sluggish for a while.
At this time, the total combined gold production from
the Val-d’Or and Malartic mining camps exceeds
25 million ounces.