Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2014

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Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

  1. Ontario Geological Survey: Strategic Perspective for 2014–2018 J.A. Fyon

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: Program and Project Overview J.R. Parker

Precambrian Geology – Far North

  1. Project Unit 14-002. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Lang Lake Greenstone Belt, Central Uchi Domain S.J. Magnus
  2. Project Unit 14-001. Preliminary Results from Bedrock Geology Mapping in the Attwood Lake Area, Fort Hope Greenstone Belt, Eastern Uchi Subprovince B. Azar and S.A. Ferguson

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

  1. Project Unit 13-012. Geology and Mineral Potential of Brackin Township, Michipicoten Greenstone Belt L. Robichaud and J. McDivitt
  2. Project Unit 06-002. Review of the Stratigraphic Episodes Associated with the Bartlett, Halliday and Shaw Domes, Abitibi Greenstone Belt S. Préfontaine
  3. Project Unit 14-009. Gold Metallogeny of the Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt E.C.G. Hastie
  4. Project Unit 14-010. Structural and Tectonic Study of the Ridout Shear Zone Q. Wu and S. Lin

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project Unit 13-007. Geology and Mineral Potential of Sackville and Conmee Townships, Wawa Subprovince R.W.D. Lodge, L.M. Ratcliffe and J.A. Walker
  2. Project Unit 13-006. Geology and Gold Mineralization in the Eastern Portion of the Central Volcanic Belt, Sioux Lookout Greenstone Belt, Western Wabigoon Subprovince S.R. Meade
  3. Project Unit 11-009. Wabigoon Subprovince Metamorphic Synthesis: An Update M. Duguet
  4. Project Unit 13-030. The Marmion Terrane Four-Dimensional Crust–Mantle Evolution and Mineral Systems: An Update K.E. Bjorkman, T.C. McCuaig, Y.J. Lu, G.P. Beakhouse, P. Hollings and M.C. Smyk

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic and Grenville Province

  1. Project Unit 13-013. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Cobden Area, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province R.M. Easton
  2. Project Unit 13-014. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Black Donald Lake Area, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province M. Duguet, K. Whitney and S. Ma
  3. Project Unit 13-032. Precambrian Geology of Eastern Ontario Based on Data from a New Aeromagnetic Survey S.J. Magnus, R.M. Easton and D.R.B. Rainsford
  4. Project Unit 13-029. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Nepewassi Domain, Central Gneiss Belt, Grenville Province R.M. Easton
  5. Project Unit 13-029. Geological Mapping and Investigation of the Tectonic History of the Nepewassi Domain, Central Gneiss Belt, Grenville Province S.R. Van de Kerckhove


  1. Summary of Geophysical Projects and Activities D.R.B. Rainsford and S. Biswas

Aggregate Resources and Industrial Minerals

  1. Project Unit 12-007. Aggregate Resources Inventory of the County of Renfrew, Southeastern Ontario V.L. Lee
  2. Project Unit 14-017. Aggregate Resources in the Central and Eastern Parts of the District of Parry Sound D.J. Rowell
  3. Project Unit 14-013. Aggregate Test Results from West-Central Manitoulin Island D.J. Rowell
  4. Project Unit 13-025. Aggregate and Industrial Mineral Potential of the Guelph Formation: Year 2 Update D.J. Rowell

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project Unit 14-033. Field Studies in Support of Terrain Mapping and Aggregate Resource Assessment, James Bay Lowland, Ontario A.F. Bajc, V.L. Lee and K.H. Yeung
  2. Project Unit 11-028. Surficial Geology Mapping and Till Sampling in the Chapleau Area, Northern Ontario: A Progress Report C. Gao, A. Wywrot and D. Zhu
  3. Project Unit 13-019. Quaternary Geology Mapping of the Peterborough Area, Southern Ontario A.S. Marich
  4. Project Unit 14-015. Three-Dimensional Mapping of Quaternary Deposits in the Central Part of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario R.P.M. Mulligan

Surficial Geochemistry

  1. Project Unit 14-006. Nakina–Marshall Lake Area High-Density Lake Sediment and Water Geochemical Survey, Northwestern Ontario R.D. Dyer and L.A. Handley
  2. Project Unit 11-024. McFaulds Lake (“Ring of Fire”) Area Lake, Stream and Till Geochemistry Infill Sampling, Far North, Ontario R.D. Dyer and L.A. Handley
  3. Project Unit 14-016. Temporal Geochemical Assessment of Phosphorus in Stream Sediment, Water and Soil, Niagara Peninsula H.E. Burke

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project Unit 10-028. Hudson Platform Project: Aggregate Sampling and Paleozoic Geology of the Moose River Basin, Northern Ontario D.K. Armstrong
  2. Project Unit 14-034. Sequence Stratigraphic Architecture and Bedrock Aquifers of Upper Silurian to Middle Devonian Strata, Southwestern Ontario S. Sun, F.R. Brunton and J. Jin

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project Unit 13-018. Penetrating Niagara with Three-Dimensional Mapping A.K. Burt
  2. Project Unit 10-026. An Update on the Final Phase of Subsurface Data Collection in the Southern Part of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario A.F. Bajc, R.P.M. Mulligan, A.J.-M. Pugin and D.R.B. Rainsford
  3. Project Unit 07-025. Patterns and Controls of Shallow Groundwater Chemistry in Eastern Ontario L.M. Colgrove, S.M. Hamilton and F.J. Longstaffe
  4. Project Unit 08-004. Evaluating the Influence of Geological Features on Hydraulic Conductivity Variability in Early Silurian Carbonate Rock Aquifers of the Guelph Region E.H. Priebe, C.J. Neville and F.R. Brunton

Resident Geologist Program

  1. Rare Earth Elements Occurrences and the Mineral Deposit Inventory Database P.J. Sangster and A.C. Wilson

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Sample Preparation: Pulverization Time and Particle Size Reduction for Carbonate-Rich Samples O.M. Burnham
  2. Quantitative X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of Shales using the Rietveld Method D.C. Crabtree
  3. Summary of Quality Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods FEO-ION, GFA-PBG, IAW-200, ICW-100 and IRC-100 J.C. Hargreaves

Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI-4)

  1. Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4. Lode Gold Deposits in Ancient Deformed and Metamorphosed Terranes: Relative Chronology Between Hydrothermal Activity, Gold Mineralization and Deformation Events in the Geraldton Area, Northwestern Ontario Z. Tóth, B. Lafrance, B. Dubé, P. Mercier-Langevin and V.J. McNicoll
  2. Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4. Lode Gold Deposits in Ancient Deformed and Metamorphosed Terranes: Preliminary Observations on the Nature and Distribution of the Deformed and Metamorphosed Hydrothermal Alteration Associated with the Archean Rainy River Gold Deposit, Northwestern Ontario M. Pelletier, P. Mercier-Langevin, D. Crick, J. Tolman, G.P. Beakhouse and B. Dubé
  3. Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4. Lode Gold Deposits in Ancient Deformed and Metamorphosed Terranes: Detailed Mapping of Key Stripped Outcrops in the Musselwhite Mine Area, Northwestern Ontario, and Implications for the Geological and Structural Setting of the Gold Mineralization W. Oswald, S. Castonguay, B. Dubé, P. Mercier-Langevin, M. Malo, J. Biczok and V.J. McNicoll
  4. A “New” Occurrence of Timiskaming Sedimentary Rocks in the Northern Swayze Greenstone Belt, Abitibi Subprovince—With Implications for the Western Continuation of the Porcupine–Destor Fault Zone and Nearby Gold Mineralization W. Bleeker, B.T. Atkinson and M. Stalker