Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 2012

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Table of Contents

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR, ONTARIO GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

  1. The Ontario Geological Survey Branch 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 – NORTHEASTERN ONTARIO

  1. Project Unit 11-001. Interpretation of Geochemistry in the South of Gogama Area B.R. Berger
  2. Project Unit 11-001. Report on Geochronology for the South of Gogama Area B.R. Berger and R.W.D. Lodge
  3. Project Unit 11-008. Geology and Mineral Potential of Price and Thorneloe Townships, Abitibi Greenstone Belt S. Préfontaine
  4. Project Unit 06-002. Geology and Mineral Potential of Nursey Township, Abitibi Greenstone Belt L. Robichaud

PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY – NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO

  1. Project Unit 09-006. Western Wabigoon Subprovince Synthesis Project G.P. Beakhouse
  2. Project Unit 11-011. Metamorphism in the Western Wabigoon Subprovince: Insights from the Bending Lake Area M. Duguet and G.P. Beakhouse
  3. Project Unit 11-002. New Geochemical and Geochronological Results from the Rowan Lake Area, Northwestern Ontario D. Lewis, S.L. Kamo and R.W.D. Lodge
  4. Project Unit 10-010. Preliminary Results of Uranium–Lead Geochronology from the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Wawa Subprovince R.W.D. Lodge

PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY – FAR NORTH

  1. Project Unit 10-002. Uranium–Lead Geochronological Results from the Keezhik Lake and Miminiska Lake Area, Fort Hope Greenstone Belt, Eastern Uchi Subprovince S. Buse and M.A. Hamilton

PRECAMBRIAN GEOLOGY – PROTEROZOIC AND GRENVILLE PROVINCE

  1. Project Unit 11-004. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Brudenell Area, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province, with an Emphasis on the Syenitic Rocks R.M. Easton
  2. Project Unit 11-003. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Admaston–Horton Area, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province M. Duguet, S.J. Magnus and L. Ratcliffe
  3. Project Unit 11-005. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Raglan Hills Metagabbro, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province S.J. Magnus, B. Cousens and R.M. Easton
  4. Project Unit 11-013. Major Element, Trace Element and Isotope Geochemistry of Plutons Intruded Circa 1090 to 1065 Ma in the Southeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province J. Cutts, R.M. Easton and S.D. Carr
  5. Project Unit 12-003. Lithological and Structural Mapping of Albanel Township, Southern and Superior Provinces D. Lewis
  6. Project Unit 12-004. Preliminary Results from the Otter–Morin Townships Bedrock Mapping Project, Southern and Superior Provinces C.A. Gordon
  7. Project Unit 11-007. Whole Rock and Isotope Data from the Midcontinent Rift: Implications for Crustal Contamination History R.M. Cundari, P. Hollings, M.C. Smyk, J.F. Scott and D.A. Campbell

GEOPHYSICS

  1. Summary of Geophysical Projects and Activities D.R.B. Rainsford and T.L. Muir

AGGREGATE RESOURCES AND INDUSTRIAL MINERALS

  1. Summary of Aggregate Resource and Industrial Mineral Projects and Activities, Southern Ontario V.L. Lee and D.J. Rowell
  2. Project Unit 12-008. Aggregate Resources of the County of Perth, Southwestern Ontario D.J. Rowell
  3. Project Unit 12-012. The St. Edmund Formation—The Next Major Bedrock-Derived Aggregate Source in Ontario? D.J. Rowell and F.R. Brunton

SURFICIAL MAPPING AND SAMPLING

  1. Project Unit 08-005. Surficial Mapping in the Detour Lake–Burntbush Areas: A Progress Report C. Gao
  2. Project Unit 08-008. Field Investigations for Remote Predictive Terrain Mapping in the Far North of Ontario P.J. Barnett and K.H. Yeung
  3. Project Unit 08-008. Quaternary Stratigraphy of the Ridge River Area in Support of Far North Terrain Mapping M.K. Nguyen, S.R. Hicock and P.J. Barnett

SURFICIAL GEOCHEMISTRY

  1. Project Unit 11-027. Greenstone Area High-Density Lake Sediment and Water Survey, Northwestern Ontario R.D. Dyer and H.E. Burke
  2. Project Unit 12-013. Current Lake Area High-Density Lake Sediment and Water Survey, Northwestern Ontario R.D. Dyer
  3. Project Unit 11-024. McFaulds Lake (“Ring of Fire”) Area Lake Sediment and Water Sampling Pilot Study, Far North, Ontario R.D. Dyer

PALEOZOIC GEOLOGY AND ENERGY STUDIES

  1. Project Unit 09-024. Preliminary Results: Potential Ordovician Shale Gas Units in Southern Ontario C. Béland Otis
  2. Project Unit 10-028. Update on the Hudson Platform Paleozoic Mapping Project: Results from the Northwestern Moose River Basin D.K. Armstrong

GROUNDWATER STUDIES

  1. Project Unit 10-026. An Update on Three-Dimensional Mapping of Quaternary Deposits in the Southern Part of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario A.F. Bajc, D.R.B. Rainsford and R.P.M. Milligan
  2. Project Unit 08-003. Conceptual Geologic Model for the Orangeville Moraine Three-Dimensional Project A.K. Burt
  3. Project Unit 12-005. The Mount Forest–Elmira Study: A New Three-Dimensional Quaternary Mapping Project A.K. Burt
  4. 34. Project Unit 12-006. A Preliminary Assessment of Subsurface Sediments in the Central Norfolk Sand Plain, Norfolk County and the County of Oxford, Southern Ontario A.S. Marich
  5. Project Unit 11-032. Regional-Scale Groundwater Mapping in Early Silurian Carbonate Rocks of the Niagara Escarpment Cuesta: Multi-Level Monitoring Well Sampling E.H. Priebe, F.R. Brunton and V.L. Lee
  6. Project Unit 07-025. Description and Mitigation of Domestic Well Sampling Biases S.M. Hamilton and V.L. Lee
  7. Project Unit 07-025. Ambient Groundwater Geochemistry Project of the Ottawa–St. Lawrence River Area C.N. Freckelton and S.M. Hamilton
  8. Project Unit 07-025. Assessing Laboratories' Capabilities for Water Analysis: Results of a Round-Robin Study O.M. Burnham, J. Schroeder and S.M. Hamilton

GEOSCIENCE LABORATORIES

  1. Revision of the Calibration for Major Element Analysis of Geological Samples by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence at the Geoscience Laboratories G.L. Keating and O.M. Burnham
  2. QA/QC: Summary of 2010–2012 Quality-Control Data at the Geoscience Laboratories J. Hargreaves

TARGETED GEOSCIENCE INITIATIVE 4 (TGI-4)

  1. Update on Research Activities in the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 Magmatic-Hydrothermal Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements Ore System Subproject: System Fertility and Ore Vectors D.E. Ames, S.A.S. Dare, J.J. Hanley, P. Hollings, S.E. Jackson, P.J. Jugo, D.J. Kontak, R.L. Linnen and I.M. Samson
  2. Overview of the High-Magnesium Ultramafic to Mafic Systems Subproject under the Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4: An Ontario Perspective M.G. Houlé, C.M. Lesher and R.T. Metsaranta
  3. Project Unit 10-004. Progress on the McFaulds Lake (“Ring of Fire”) Region Data Compilation and Bedrock Geology Mapping Project R.T. Metsaranta and M.G. Houlé
  4. Preliminary Results of Chromite Geochemistry at the Black Label, Black Thor and Big Daddy Chromite Deposits, McFaulds Lake Greenstone Belt, Ontario J.E. Laarman, R.L. Barnett and N.A. Duke
  5. Multiple Sulphur Isotopes as a Method to Evaluate Sulphur Sources and a Potential Exploration Tool in the Komatiite-Associated Nickel-Copper-(Platinum Group Elements) Hart Deposit, Shaw Dome, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario R.S. Hiebert, A. Bekker, M.G. Houlé, C.M. Lesher and B.A. Wing
  6. Geochemistry of Chromite from the Alexo Komatiite, Dundonald Township: Preliminary Results from Electron Microprobe and Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometric Analyses J. Méric, P. Pagé, S.-J. Barnes and M.G. Houlé
  7. Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4. Lode Gold Deposits in Ancient Deformed and Metamorphosed Terranes: The Role of Extension in the Formation of Timiskaming Basins and Large Gold Deposits, Abitibi Greenstone Belt—A Discussion W. Bleeker
  8. Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4. Lode Gold Deposits in Ancient Deformed and Metamorphosed Terranes: Geological Setting of Banded Iron Formation–Hosted Gold Mineralization in the Geraldton Area, Northern Ontario B. Lafrance, Z. Tóth, B. Dubé and P. Mercier-Langevin