Canada: QUEBEC: Biggest Since Mesabi?

For centuries the wind, sweeping down over vast, unknown Ungava* in northern Quebec, had covered nature's riches with a deep mantle of snow. Hungry caribou foraged for lichen. A few thousand Eskimos and Indians trapped beaver, hunted seals. The white man had crossed Ungava on foot only three times, had flown in briefly to prospect for minerals—and had not even scratched Ungava's bountiful surface.

Yet the prospect of opening up the north land had long been tempting. Twice in the '20s and early '30s get-rich-quick speculators started rushes to neighboring Labrador in a fools' search for gold. Then, along the border...

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