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Top News Stories

Ontario Supports Testing for Rare Form of Graphite
Mar 4, 2015 - Ontario is investing in a pilot project that will help Zenyatta Ventures, a Thunder Bay-based junior exploration company, test samples from its Albany deposit for a rare form of graphite. The results could lead to the development of a mine in Northeastern Ontario. 

Ontario Renews Mineral Development Strategy
Mar 2, 2015 - Ontario is seeking input to renew the province's Mineral Development Strategy to attract further investment to maintain Ontario's place as a world leader in mining.  

Recent News

2015 Ontario Geological Survey Field Projects

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey will conduct approximately 30 geoscience mapping projects across Ontario during 2015. The accompanying map highlights active projects planned for Northern and Southern Ontario.

Publications Release Notice — February 3, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is April 14, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Publications Release Notice — January 13, 2015

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on January 13, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is February 3, 2015. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Summer Work Experience for Geoscience Students

Mines and Minerals Division: 

Enhance your skills and prepare for your future by working as a summer 2015 field assistant with the Ontario Geological Survey!  Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 summer field season.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2014

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The Ontario Geological Survey is pleased to provide Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2014 (OFR 6300) for electronic distribution.

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities presents highlights of, and key new information from, mapping and geoscientific research conducted during the year.

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