Real Estate in La Corne, Quebec
Learn More About La Corne, Quebec
La Corne is a municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec in Abitibi Regional County Municipality.
The place is named in honour of Louis de La Corne (1703–1761), a French naval officer who was wounded in the Battle of Sainte-Foy in 1760. Until 1978, the place name was incorrectly spelled as Lacorne.
From 1955 to 1965, La Corne was home to Canada's only lithium mine. The underground mine had a 150 metres (490 ft) deep shaft and lateral workings on three levels, and provided lithium to the glass and ceramics industries. With the advent of lithium batteries for electric cars and a myriad of consumer electronic products, the mine is currently being studied for reopening in late 2012 as an open-pit mine.