Responsible and profitable valorization of our assets is our priority
Corporations whose focus on the development of industrial minerals in order to provide value-added products that meet the criteria of customers worldwide with regard to performance and economic and ecological concerns. A new era is emerging.
The Social Responsibilities of the Corporation
While recalling that the recovery and reuse of mine tailings can in no way be considered as a resumption of traditional mining activities, we support the establishment of a "recovery framework that takes into account the protection of the environment, the health of the population and the health of workers".
We promote the establishment of a framework conducive to a scientific, collaborative and constructive approach, in cooperation with the various ministries and the National Asbestos Observatory, a body responsible in particular for collecting, analyzing and sharing objective data, while being a space for reflection, consultation and action focused on technological innovation, the circular economy and sustainable development.
We are therefore at the dawn of a post-asbestos era in which the removal of asbestos from mine tailings and the restoration of the piles where they are stored should be the subject of an enthusiastic collective mobilization.
Stakeholders have already begun an open and frank dialogue on the best ways to build a future that next generations will be proud of and accountable to those who today have an exceptional opportunity to seize.
Area of our Properties
59% forest land, 32% mine sites and 9% building land.
Located in the MRCs des Appalaches and Robert-Cliche.
Development of Mineral Resources
These mineral resource reserves contain, among other things, magnesium and nickel, two materials considered critical and strategic by Canada and the United States.
Grouping of five chrysotile producers forming the Almagamated Asbestos Corporation.
Acquisition of several other mining producers and creation of
Asbestos Corporation Limited/Société Asbestos limitée.
Acquisition of Johnson Mines and beginning of exploitation of the deposit of Asbestos Hill in Ungava.
Creation of Société Nationale de l’Amiante (SNA) – Partial Nationalization of Asbestos in Quebec.
Closure of mining facilities at Asbestos Hill and at Nordenham in Germany.
Mazarin Inc., whose mission is mineral exploration is formed.
Formation of LAB, limited partnership, which brings together all chrysotile mine operators in the Thetford Mines region.
Acquisition by Mazarin of the main assets of SNA, government agency for the development of the chrysotile industry. Asbestos Corporation Limited is part of the transaction. Beginning of the industrial development of Mazarin.
Closure of the last Asbestos Corporation Limited’s mining site, British Canadian I.
Mazarin acquires 50% of Niobec mine, sole producer of ferroniobium in North America.
Corporate Reorganization by which non-chrysotile-related assets are grouped together under another entity independent of Mazarin.
Cessation of LAB Chrysotile Inc.’s operations.
Start of the operation of a granite quarry by an independent contractor.
Start of revegetation work on mining sites.
Prohibition of Asbestos and Products Containing Asbestos Regulations. However, this regulation does not apply to mine tailings.
The Government of Quebec mandates the BAPE in order to enlighten him on the status of asbestos in the province.
Acquisition of the Carey mine site to promote the valorization of asbestos mineral reserves.
The Government of Canada adds magnesium to its list of critical minerals.
Creation of 3R Minéral Inc. with the objective of developing the Corporation’s assets.
Signature with ECO2 Magnesia Inc. of a partnership agreement including a contract to supply and neutralize asbestos ore reserves for a period of 60 years.
Signature with KSM Inc. of an option for the long-term lease of the former Carey mine plant.
Signature of a partnership agreement with a company specialized in real estate development.