The discovery of quartz crystals on this site dates back several decades. The Cristal du Lac site contains crystals of different varieties: milky, translucent, slightly red or brown tinted (commonly called hematoid) or peach coloured (commonly called tangerine). In 2010, the Chrétien-Belley family decided to create the Cristal du Lac company to raise awareness of mining and to share their passion in an environmentally friendly manner. A visit to Cristal du Lac is both an adventure in discovery and a step back in time. Under the roof of a century-old barn that has retained all its old-fashioned charm and enhanced by a warm welcome, young and old alike will enjoy activities associated with the world of mineralogy.
Cristal du Lac invites you to become a prospector! Take part in a dig to unearth quartz. For the less adventurous, take a guided tour of the mine to learn more about the history of this mineral and its use by the company. Young and old alike will become quartz seekers!
When you visit the company, you can take home a piece of handmade jewelry, following the production process from the stone’s extraction to its setting. An original idea that will be a sure hit, thanks to the wide range of jewellery choices. For those who are more manual, leave with a crystal housed in a gift box to create your own personal jewellery creation!
1840, 169 road, Métabetchouan QC G8G 1B3