Kamouraska Property

The Woodbridge Deposit has been the focus of exploration efforts on the Kamouraska Property since the 1950’s. Work done in 1953, traced the main barite zone of the deposit over a length of 200 feet, a maximum width of 4 feet, and a depth of at least 25 feet5. The same study returned grades of 98.2% BaSO4.

In 1988, metallurgical testing, conducted D. Cotnoir6 at the Centre de Recherches Minérales in Quebec City, returned grades of 93.5% barite and determined that, without treatment, the barite at Woodbridge met the specifications for the Oil and Gas industry. Furthermore, with with flotation and gravimetric separation, it met specifications for the glass and paint industry7.

5Bourret, P.E., 1953, Prospect de Barytine Lot 34 – Rang VI Canton de Woodbridge: Quebec Department of Mines, 3 p. (GM 02179)

6Cotnoir, D., 1988, Caractérisation d'échantillons de barytine: Report prepared by Centre de Recherches Minérales, Quebec City, Qc, 29p. (GM 49632)

7Pronovost, J.-M., 1989, Géologie et actualisation du potentiel économique de l’indice de barytine du Canton de Woodbridge : Report submitted to Florent Bédard, p.11 (GM 49632)