Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2015

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Summary of Field Work Location Maps 2015

Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

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

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: 2015 Program and Project Overview J.R. Parker

Precambrian Geology – Far North

  1. Project Unit 14-001. Preliminary Results from Bedrock Geology Mapping in the Eabamet Lake Area, Fort Hope Greenstone Belt, Eastern Uchi Subprovince B. Azar
  2. Project Unit 14-002. Geochemistry and Uranium–Lead Zircon Geochronology of the Lang Lake Greenstone Belt, Central Uchi Domain S.J. Magnus, M. Hanewich, S.L. Kamo and J.A. Petrus

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

  1. Project Unit 13-012. Geology and Mineral Potential of Rennie and Leeson Townships, Michipicoten Greenstone Belt L. Robichaud, J.A. McDivitt and B.E. Trevisan
  2. Project Unit 14-007. Characterization of Gold Mineralization in the Missanabie–Renabie District of the Wawa Gold Camp J.A. McDivitt, B. Lafrance, D.J. Kontak and L. Robichaud
  3. Project Unit 06-002. Preliminary Lithogeochemical Results and Interpretations of the Supracrustal Rocks of the Bartlett and Halliday Domes, Abitibi Greenstone Belt S. Préfontaine
  4. Project Unit 14-008. Geology and Mineral Potential of Chester Township, Southern Swayze Greenstone Belt T.P. Gemmell
  5. Project Unit 14-009. Observations on the Kenty and Rundle Deposits, Swayze Greenstone Belt E.C.G. Hastie, B. Lafrance and D.J. Kontak
  6. Project Unit 14-010. Deformation of the Swayze Greenstone Belt: Insights from Structural Geology and Uranium–Lead Geochronology Q. Wu and S. Lin

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project Unit 13-007. Geology and Mineral Potential of Adrian Township, Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Wawa–Abitibi Terrane L.M. Ratcliffe
  2. Project Unit 15-003. A New Mapping Project in the Rowan Lake–Kakagi Lake Area, Western Wabigoon Subprovince S.R. Meade
  3. Project Unit 13-006. Uranium–Lead Zircon Geochronological Study of the Eastern Portion of the Sioux Lookout Greenstone Belt, Western Wabigoon Subprovince S.R. Meade and S.L. Kamo
  4. Project Unit 15-004. Geology and Mineral Potential of Walsh, Tuuri and Syine Townships, Schreiber–Hemlo Greenstone Belt S.J. Magnus and J. Walker
  5. Project Unit 15-005. Preliminary Results from Geological Mapping of the Quetico Subprovince, the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt and Proterozoic Rocks North of Thunder Bay R.T. Metsaranta
  6. Project Unit 15-020. Preliminary Description of the Ultramafic Metavolcanic Rocks in the Eastern Part of the Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Northwestern Ontario S. Hinz and P. Hollings
  7. Project Unit 15-021. The Geology and Geochemistry of the Laird Lake Property, Red Lake Greenstone Belt, Ontario B. Gélinas and P. Hollings

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic and Grenville Province

  1. Project Unit 15-014. Precambrian and Paleozoic Geology of the Perth Area, Grenville Province R.M. Easton
  2. Project Unit 13-014. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Centennial Lake Area, Northeastern Central Metasedimentary Belt, Grenville Province M. Duguet, Q. Duparc and C. Mayer
  3. Project Unit 13-029. Geologic Studies in the Nepewassi Domain, Central Gneiss Belt, Grenville Province S.R. Van De Kerckhove
  4. Project Units 15-010 and 15-019. Geology and Low-Sulphide Platinum Group Element Mineralization of Drury Township, South Range, Sudbury Igneous Complex C.A. Gordon, R‑L. Simard and C‑A. Généreux
  5. Project Unit 09-004. Mineralogical and Geochemical Studies of Rocks from the Pecors Magnetic Anomaly East of Elliot Lake, Southern Province R.M. Easton
  6. Project Unit 15-006. Petrology and Geochemistry of the Crystal Lake Gabbro and Mount Mollie Dike, Northwestern Ontario S. O’Brien, P. Hollings, J. Miller and R.M. Cundari


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

Aggregate Resources and Industrial Minerals

  1. Project Unit 15-018. Aggregate Resources Inventory of the County of Elgin, Southwestern Ontario V.L. Lee
  2. Project Unit 15-001. Reconnaissance Aggregate Resource Sampling and Assessment, James Bay Lowland, Northern Ontario: An Update V.L. Lee

Surficial Mapping and Sampling – Far North

  1. Project Unit 15-001. Field Studies in Support of Remote Predictive Mapping in the Missisa Lake Area, Far North of Ontario C. Gao, V.L. Lee and K.H. Yeung

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project Unit 14-015. An Update on Three-Dimensional Mapping of Quaternary Deposits in the Central Part of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario R.P.M. Mulligan
  2. Project Unit 15-012. Quaternary Geology and Geochemical and Mineralogical Signature of Surficial Media in Drury and Denison Townships, City of Greater Sudbury S. Hashmi

Surficial Geochemistry

  1. Project Units 14-006 and 11-024. Nakina and McFaulds Lake (“Ring of Fire”) Areas Lake Sediment and Till Geochemistry Infill Sampling, Northern Ontario K.M. Dell, R.D. Dyer and L.A. Handley

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project Unit 10-028. Hudson Platform Project: Paleozoic Geology of the McFaulds Lake, South Moosonee, Ekwan River and Attawapiskat River Areas, James Bay Lowland D.K. Armstrong
  2. Project Unit 10-028. Upper Ordovician Stratigraphy of Northern Ontario: Differential Subsidence and Deposition in Two Late Ordovician Basins Contemporaneous with Hirnantian Glaciation and the Taconic Orogeny E.C. Turner and D.K. Armstrong
  3. Project Unit 10-028. Preliminary Lithostratigraphy and Chemostratigraphy of the Devonian Kwataboahegan Formation, Moose River Basin, Northern Ontario N. Chow and D.K. Armstrong
  4. Project Unit 14-034. Upper Silurian–Middle Devonian Core Logging and Bedrock Groundwater Mapping along the Onondaga Escarpment, Southwestern Ontario S. Sun, F.R. Brunton and J. Jin

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project Unit 13-018. Quaternary Stratigraphy of the Niagara Peninsula Revealed with Three-Dimensional Mapping A.K. Burt
  2. Project Unit 13-018. Filling Groundwater Data Gaps in the Niagara Region to Assist Decision-Making Processes J.D. Campbell and A.K. Burt
  3. Project Unit 15-017. Geochemical and Isotopic Sampling to Delineate Sources of Highly Mineralized Groundwater on the Niagara Peninsula C.A. McEwan, S.M. Hamilton, G.F. Slater and J.D. Campbell
  4. Project Unit 15-016. Township of Alfred and Plantagenet Groundwater Study T. Di Iorio, A.J. Lemieux and S.M. Hamilton

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Summary of Quality Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods CTK-100, SGT-R01, IMP-200, XRF-M01, XRF-M02, XRF-T02 and XRF-T03 J.C. Hargreaves

Targeted Geoscience Initiative 4 (TGI-4)

  1. Constraining the Age of Synorogenic Conglomerate and Sandstone in Penhorwood Township, Northern Swayze Greenstone Belt W. Bleeker, S.L. Kamo, B.T. Atkinson and M. Stalker