(ăbətĭb`ē), irregularly shaped lake, c.60 mi (100 km) long, SW Que. and E Ont., Canada. It is a popular tourist area and the site of the Abitibi Game Reserve. The Abitibi River drains the lake and flows W and N to the Moose River.
Solid Gold has a wholly-owned interest in a 200-square-kilometre exploration property along the Porcupine gold trend in the Lake Abitibi region, just west of the Ontario-Quebec border.
The company declined an interview request but in a lengthy statement entitled 'Forked Tongue at Lake Abitibi,' Stretch said the province delegated its legal responsibility to consult with First Nations to a third party, his mining company, something the Crown cannot do.
In 1968, the Geological Survey of Canada began reconnaissance work in the area between Lake Abitibi and Englehart sampling many of the glacial eskers (ridges of gravels left behind by glacial runoff) in the area.