Hinterland is focused on gold in the Abitibi Greenstone Belt which is Canada’s most prolific mining region both in terms of historic and current mineral production. Over one hundred mines have contributed to impressive historical production statistics that include 18 billion pounds (8.2 million tonnes) of copper, 35 billion pounds (15.9 million tonnes) of zinc, 161 million ounces of gold and 900 million ounces of silver.
The geological environment of the Abitibi continues to offer highly prospective, relatively low cost mineral exploration potential. Exploration and mining development investment exceeding $1 billion annually continues to discover new deposits, bring new mines into production and expand existing resources. In the past, the majority of mineral deposits in the region were found at or near surface. Today the exploration industry in the Abitibi is searching deeper with innovative exploration models, new technology and better equipment, and is also expanding its search to include new-age commodities such as rare earth elements (“REE”), lithium, niobium, tantalum and graphite.