Canwealth Minerals and partner ICBS Tuesday filed mineral claims for properties across northern Quebec in their search for gold, silver and platinum.

Montreal-based Canwealth said six stakes were claimed in the James Bay area of northern Quebec representing more than 720 acres.

Canwealth holds seven mining properties covering 35,850 acres in north-central Quebec's Abitibi region and southwestern Quebec.

The main thrust of the exploration will to be focused on sites that have a strong indication of precious minerals, such as gold, silver and  platinum, the company said in a statement.