QUEBEC - The Quebec Mineral Exploration Association has chosen Quest Rare Minerals of Quebec City as its 2010 Prospector of the Year, in recognition of the importance of the deposit found on the Lake Strange property in northeast Quebec. If the deposit is as promising as it seems so far, it could reach production in 2015.
Upon receiving this prestigious award, Peter Cashin, president and CEO of Quest, said, "It's a great honour for Quest to have been selected as Prospector of the Year, however the advancement of a discovery of this magnitude is really a team success. I would like to thank all Quest employees who have worked very hard on this project over the last several months, as well as the Naskapi community for their continued support since its inception."
Additional information about the Strange Lake project is available at www.QuestRareMinerals.com.
When CMJ asked our readers to weigh in on potential Canadian rare earth producers, 60% of respondents thought there might be two to five REE mines in the country a decade from now.