‘Lithium rush’ boosts sales of mineral claims in N.S. – by Catherine Morasse (CBC News Nova Scotia – March 5, 2023)


For as long as she has lived in New Ross, Nova Scotia, Ruth Veinotte has seen different prospectors come and go. What they seek has changed through time, says the woman who has lived in the Lunenburg County community for 67 years. From manganese, which was exploited until the 1930s, the region later drew exploration for tin, uranium and other minerals.

Veinotte looks across the rural landscape that has drawn such interest as she finishes refuelling her pickup truck on the community’s quiet main road.

It was no surprise to her, she says, that a company purchased claims covering nearly 114,000 hectares of land in and around New Ross in 2022. An informal network of neighbours spread the word: “They’re looking for lithium!”

That company, Montreal-based Brunswick Exploration, is among the corporations and individuals that have generated a strong increase in the sale of mineral claims in Nova Scotia in 2022.

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