Publications Release Notice — February 20, 2019

Mines and Minerals Division: 

The following publications are being released on February 20, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time, or 9:00 a.m. Central Time, unless otherwise indicated. 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).

Digital versions of maps downloaded from GeologyOntario may contain additional information, which for cartographic reasons, may not be portrayed on hard-copy maps. In most cases this information is not critical to the interpretation of the geology portrayed on the map.

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.

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

Miscellaneous Release—Data 374
Geochemical Data for Ultramafic Metavolcanic Rocks in the Eastern Portion of the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario; by S.L.K. Hinz, P. Hollings and R.W.D. Lodge. This digital data release consists of whole-rock geochemical data, sample descriptions, location data and petrographic descriptions for rocks collected from the eastern portion of the Shebandowan greenstone belt, west of Thunder Bay, in northwestern Ontario. These rock samples were utilized in the MSc thesis by the senior author, completed at Lakehead University in 2018. A summary of the results, accompanied by petrographic descriptions of selected samples, is provided in the readme file. Location data are provided in the Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) projection and grid system, Zone 16, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). This release consists of 1 Microsoft® Excel® 2016 (.xlsx) file and 1 portable document format (.pdf) file. The data are available on 1 CD. $20.00.

Aggregate Resources and Industrial Minerals

Aggregate Resources of Ontario—2018 (ARO—2018)
The Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) is releasing a GIS-based compilation of the aggregate resources of Ontario. This compilation is based on data compiled from aggregate resources inventory mapping conducted by the OGS from 1980 to 2018. It is intended that this compilation will be updated annually. This compilation includes data updated from the previously published information and may include newer geological data and/or mapping, where the latter are available.

It is important to note that this compilation is not intended to be used as a standalone product and the referenced original reports should always be consulted in conjunction with this compilation. Information contained within the referenced original reports (i.e., test results, resource properties and potential) is still highly relevant. However, it is possible that resource estimates provided in the referenced original reports may no longer be accurate, and may not reflect the data contained in this compilation. It must also be noted that, although the data represented in this compilation have been modified and updated since the release of the previously published information, the referenced original publications have not been revised to incorporate these changes.

The Aggregate Resources of Ontario—2018 (or ARO—2018) is available as a direct download from OGSEarth. The compressed (.zip) download file provides ARO—2018 data in geodatabase format using ESRI® ArcGIS® 9.3.1 with a completed project file (.mxd). Geospatial data are provided in North American Datum 1983 (NAD83) geographic co-ordinate system using decimal degrees. A user document and readme file that explains the GIS content is provided.

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

Open File Report 6348
Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8481

Subglacial Bedforms in Southern Ontario: From Flood Paths to Flow Sets; by N. Eyles, R.P.M. Mulligan, R.C. Paulen and S.S. Sookhan. 63p. $10.55.

Groundwater Studies

Ontario Geological Survey Open File Report 6349
Geological Survey of Canada Open File 8528

Regional-scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: An Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario Geoscientists Open House; compiled by H.A.J. Russell, D. Ford, S. Holysh and E.H. Priebe. 32p. $8.85.

Miscellaneous

Annual Statistical Report (ASR) 10
Ontario Mineral and Exploration Statistics 2015 / Statistiques de 2015 sur l’exploitation minière et l’exploration des minéraux en Ontario; by S. Jessome and B. Greenwell. This release provides a statistical profile of the exploration and mining industries in Ontario. It includes the most recent data on all of the minerals produced in Ontario; volume and value of production is provided for metals and non-metals, including fuels, sand/gravel and stone production. Statistics on mining claims, prospector’s licenses, assessment work recorded, exploration and deposit appraisal, and mine complex development are also provided. This report is provided in English and French. 151p. $12.70.

Annual Statistical Report (ASR) 11
Ontario Mineral and Exploration Statistics 2016 / Statistiques de 2016 sur l’exploitation minière et l’exploration des minéraux en Ontario; by S. Jessome, B. Greenwell and S. Colton. This release provides a statistical profile of the exploration and mining industries in Ontario. It includes the most recent data on all of the minerals produced in Ontario; volume and value of production is provided for metals and non-metals, including fuels, sand/gravel and stone production. Statistics on mining claims, prospector’s licenses, assessment work recorded, exploration and deposit appraisal, and mine complex development are also provided. This report is provided in English and French. 151p. $12.70.

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