It's the discovery of a vain of gold in 1923 that brought about the exploration of the future mine site.
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In 1932, the Lamaque Gold Mines becomes involved in the project and exploits the ore body as of 1935. The company will become the richest gold mine in Quebec for a few decades.
Closed in 1985, the Lamaque mine was converted to a interpretation center named La Cité de l'Or. Thus, in June of 1995, La Cité de l'Or becomes a reality allowing people to discover a real mine at 300 feets underground while being dressed as a miner.
To the underground experience is added a visit to the surface buildings including the assay office where we will initiate you to the transformation of gold. Furthermore, discover the historical site of the Mining village of Bourlamaque constructed by the mine for its miners.
Links: www.citedelor.com, en.wikipedia.org