Publications Release Notice — April 16, 2013

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on April 16, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. Our next scheduled publications release is June 4, 2013. To automatically receive the Publications Release Notice by email, subscribe to the distribution list by contacting Publication Sales.

Maps and reports in hard-copy (paper) format and digital data sets available on physical media (CD or DVD) can be purchased from the Publication Sales office. Publications can be downloaded for free from the GeologyOntario application or by following the links provided in this release notice. In cases where the file size is prohibitive for downloading, please contact the Publication Sales office to obtain the data on physical media (CD for $20.00; DVD for $25.00).

Prices listed in this Release Notice apply to hard-copy versions only and are subject to change without notice. The prices given in a particular release notice are guaranteed only for a period of 1 month following the date of the release.

Discover Abitibi

The Discover Abitibi Initiative is a regional, cluster economic development project providing geoscientific investigations of the Western Abitibi Greenstone Belt in Ontario. The project has brought together funding partners FedNor, Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation and the private sector to complete projects, which will further stimulate exploration activity and mining in this prolific belt. To support this successful endeavor, user stakeholders have provided the project ideas. The technical expertise to evaluate the projects has been provided by volunteers on the technical and management committees. For further information regarding this initiative, contact the Timmins Economic Development Corporation by email at

Miscellaneous Release—Data 294
Results from the Shining Tree, Chester Township and Matachewan Gold Projects and the Northern Cobalt Embayment Polymetallic Vein Project; edited by J.A. Ayer, D.J. Kontak, R.L. Linnen and S. Lin. This release provides the results of studies—as part of the Discover Abitibi Initiative—on Archean gold mineralization in a number of different areas of the southern Abitibi greenstone belt and a study of Proterozoic vein mineralization. This data release consists of 3 sections, each co-authored by the research groups in the various areas: Section 1, Shining Tree and Gowganda Archean Gold Study and Northern Cobalt Embayment Proterozoic Vein Study, by J.A. Ayer, T.J. Barrett, R.A. Creaser, M.A. Hamilton, B. Lafrance and G.M. Stott; Section 2, Geological and Geochemical Studies of the Côté Lake Au(-Cu) Deposit Area, Chester Township, by D.J. Kontak, R.A. Creaser and M.A. Hamilton; Section 3, Synthesis of the Structure, Petrology, Geochronology and Geochemistry of the Young–Davidson Gold Deposit and Surrounding Area, by R.L. Linnen, S. Lin, J. Zhang, R.D. Martin, N. Naderi, D.W. Davis, M.A. Hamilton, R.A. Creaser, B.R. Berger, N.R. Banerjee, B.A. Wing and C. Wu. Each section includes comprehensive results based on field studies and various analytical techniques including U/Pb zircon and Re/Os geochronology, lithogeochemistry, petrographic examination of thin sections, scanning electron microscope analysis of alteration and ore mineralogy, and stable isotopes (oxygen, sulphur and carbon) as well as detailed geological and structural mapping. This information has been used to provide syntheses of the setting, timing and characteristics of Archean gold mineralization in the study areas. Location data are provided in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection and grid system, Zone 17, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). Report files are provided in portable document format (.pdf) and analytical results, as Microsoft® Excel® (.xls and/or .xlsx) files. Available on 1 CD. $20.00.

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

Preliminary Map P.3771
Precambrian Geology of Nursey Township; by L. Robichaud, S. Préfontaine and S.J. Magnus, scale 1:20 000, colour. $5.00.

Preliminary Map P.3772
Precambrian Geology of Midlothian Township; by S. Préfontaine and L. Robichaud, scale 1:20 000, colour. $7.00.

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic and Grenville Province

Preliminary Map P.3773
Precambrian Geology of Albanel Township, Southern and Superior Provinces; by D. Lewis, scale 1:20 000, colour. $7.00.

Preliminary Map P.3775
Precambrian Geology, Pecors–Whiskey Area; by R.M. Easton, scale 1:20 000, colour. This map also includes a detailed inset map, at a scale of 1:10 000, and marginal notes. Geological, geochemical and geophysical data from this study area are available as Miscellaneous Release—Data 305 (see below). $23.00.

Miscellaneous Release—Data 305
Geological, Geochemical and Geophysical Data from the Elliot Lake Area, Southern and Superior Provinces, Ontario; by R.M. Easton. This release contains field photographs, whole-rock chemistry, isotope geochemistry, assay, geochronology, magnetic susceptibility and scintillometer data collected as part of the Pecors–Whiskey mapping project (Project Unit 09-004) and the East Bull Lake–Agnew intrusions compilation project (Project Unit 07-002), which were collected between June 2008 and December 2012. This release consists of 395 photographs (as .jpg files), 10 Microsoft® Excel® 2003 (.xls) workbooks and 16 documents (portable document format (.pdf) files). These data augment Preliminary Map P.3775, Precambrian Geology, Pecors–Whiskey Area; the marginal notes and the geological legend from the map are also provided. The data are available on 1 DVD. $25.00.

Aggregate Resources and Industrial Minerals

Aggregate Resources Inventory Paper 188
Aggregate Resources Inventory of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario; by D.J. Rowell. 94p. $34.00.

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

Preliminary Map P.3769
Quaternary Geology, Detour Lake Area, Northeastern Ontario; by C. Gao, scale 1:50 000, colour. $11.00.

Preliminary Map P.3770
Quaternary Geology, Burntbush Area, Northeastern Ontario; by C. Gao, scale 1:100 000, colour. $9.00.

Groundwater Studies

Miscellaneous Release—Data 303
Results of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Drilling Programs in the Orangeville–Fergus Area of Southwestern Ontario; by A.K. Burt and J.L. Webb. This release contains borehole information resulting from the 2008, 2009 and 2010 drilling programs conducted within the Orangeville–Fergus area of southwestern Ontario. A total of 43 PQ (8.5 cm) diameter continuous cores were obtained using a Christensen mud rotary drill. The cores were logged, sampled and photographed on site. The data consist of detailed written logs, graphic logs, analytical data (pebble counts, particle size analysis and carbonate analysis) and core photos. The 43 graphic and written logs (.pdf), 44 pebble count, grain size and carbonate data files (Microsoft® Excel® 2003 .xls), 9786 core photos (.jpg) and a complete Microsoft® Access® 2003 database (.mdb) are stored in nested folders. A visual representation of this information is included in a hyperlinked format, accessible from an index map provided in portable document format (.pdf). Available on 1 DVD. $25.00.

Resident Geologist Program

Open File Report 6286
Report of Activities 2012, Resident Geologist Program, Timmins Regional Resident Geologist Report: Timmins and Sault Ste. Marie Districts; by B.T. Atkinson, P. Bousquet, A. Pace, R.L. Debicki, G.P.B. Grabowski, H.C. Lockwood, A.C. Wilson, S.E. Halet, C. Larche, R. McMillan and D.M. Draper. 126p. $24.00.

Open File Report 6287
Report of Activities 2012, Resident Geologist Program, Kirkland Lake Regional Resident Geologist Report: Kirkland Lake and Sudbury Districts; by D.L. Guindon, D.G. Farrow, G.P.B. Grabowski, R.L. Debicki, H.C. Lockwood, A.C. Wilson, S.E. Halet, L.A. Bardeggia and N. Sabiri. 117p. $16.00.

Open File Report 6288
Report of Activities 2012, Resident Geologist Program, Southern Ontario Regional Resident Geologist Report: Southeastern Ontario and Southwestern Ontario Districts, and Petroleum Operations; by P.J. Sangster, P.S. LeBaron, S.J. Charbonneau, D.A. Laidlaw, A.C. Wilson, T.R. Carter and L. Fortner. 78p. $12.00.


Mineral Deposit Inventory—2013
The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines is releasing an updated version of the Mineral Deposit Inventory (MDI). This database is an inventory of mineral deposits in the province of Ontario and supersedes previous MDI releases. Originally compiled in the early 1970s by the Resident Geologist Program (RGP), the database is continually being reviewed and updated by RGP staff. There are approximately 150 new records and 850 updated records in the 2013 release.

Each MDI record provides all or some of the following information: deposit name(s), location, status (e.g., occurrence, prospect, producer, past producer), commodities, character/classification, geological structure, lithology, minerals and mineral alteration, geochemistry, exploration history, and production and reserve data where available. Also included are notes on deposit visits and references to additional publications related to the deposit.

MDI data are provided in 2 formats in this release: 1) a relational database, and 2) MDI provincial coverage in a geospatial GIS (ESRI® shape file) format. The complete MDI relational database is provided in Microsoft® Access® 2003 format. For the geospatial data, basic mineral deposit information (MDI number, commodities and property status) is provided. Geospatial data are provided in North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) geographic co-ordinate system using Geodetic Reference System 1980 (GRS80).

The database is available on 1 CD. $20.00.

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