Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2017

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Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2017 Location Maps

Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

  1. Ontario Geological Survey: Update of Strategic Perspective for 2014–2019 J.R. Parker
  2. Ontario Geological Survey: Measuring Success M.D. Clement
  3. Activities of the Aboriginal Geoscience Liaisons in 2016–2017 L. Schmidt and J. Simpson

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: 2017–2018 Program and Projects Overview R-L. Simard

Precambrian Geology – Far North

  1. Project FN-17-001. Preliminary Results from Geological Mapping in the Wabassi River and Peninsular Lake Areas, Fort Hope–Miminiska Greenstone Belt, Eastern Uchi Domain B. Azar

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

  1. Project NE-17-006. Geology and Mineral Potential of Bruyere Township, Michipicoten Greenstone Belt J. Walker
  2. Project NE-17-001. Preliminary Geology of Osway and Huffman Townships and Parts of Eric, Fingal and Arbutus Townships, Southern Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt P.J. MacDonald, E.C.G. Hastie and D.W. Davis
  3. Project NE-17-002. Preliminary Interpretation of the Geology and Base Metal Potential of the Doré Road–Foleyet Timber Road Transect, Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt T.P. Gemmell and A.B. Mowbray

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project Unit 15-003. Precambrian Geology of the Rowan–Kakagi Greenstone Belt, Western Wabigoon Subprovince: Flint Lake and Otterskin Lake Areas S.R. Meade
  2. Project NW-16-002. Preliminary Results from a Structural Study of the Dogpaw and Dubenski Deposits, Rowan–Kakagi Greenstone Belt, Western Wabigoon Subprovince A.D. Krapf-Jones, S.R. Meade and S. Lin
  3. Project NW-17-002. Geology and Mineral Potential of Syine Township, Western Schreiber–Hemlo Greenstone Belt S.J. Magnus
  4. Project NW-16-003. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Terrace Bay Pluton, Western Schreiber–Hemlo Greenstone Belt K.A. Arnold, P. Hollings and S.J. Magnus
  5. Project NW-16-004. Preliminary Results from Geological Mapping in Marks Township, Shebandowan Greenstone Belt, Wawa–Abitibi Terrane L.M. Ratcliffe and J.B. Wroblewski
  6. Project NW-17-003. Geology and Geochemistry of Komatiites in the Lake of the Woods Area C. Boucher and P. Hollings

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic and Grenville Province

  1. Project Unit 15-010. Preliminary Results from Geological Mapping in Denison Township, Southwest Sudbury Structure C.A. Gordon and C-A. Généreux
  2. Project Unit 15-019. The Creighton Fault and its Relation to the Mylonite Zone in Drury Township, Southwest Sudbury Structure C-A. Généreux, B. Lafrance and C.A. Gordon
  3. Project NE-17-005. Sedimentary Provenance of the Elliot Lake and Hough Lake Groups, Huronian Supergroup, Sudbury Area J.A. Ménard
  4. Project SO-17-001. Precambrian and Paleozoic Geology of the Carleton Place Area, Grenville Province R.M. Easton


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

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project NE-17-003. Quaternary Geological Mapping of the Highway 11 Corridor, Northeastern Ontario: An Update A.S. Marich
  2. Project FN-17-002. Field Studies in Support of Remote Predictive Mapping in the Sandy Lake Area, Far North of Ontario C. Gao, K.H. Yeung and N. Szumylo

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project SO-17-002. Paleozoic Mapping of Eastern Ontario C. Béland Otis
  2. Project Unit 14-034. Lithofacies and Stratigraphy of the Devonian Onondaga Formation, Southwestern Ontario S. Sun, F.R. Brunton and J. Jin

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project Unit 13-018. Digging Deep on the Niagara Peninsula: A Drilling Update A.K. Burt
  2. Project Unit 14-015. An Update on Subsurface Data Collection for Three-Dimensional Sediment Mapping in the Central Part of the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario R.P.M. Mulligan
  3. Project NE-17-004. The Ambient Groundwater Geochemistry Program: Manitoulin Island and North Shore Areas K.M. Dell, M.A. Francis and S.M. Hamilton
  4. Project SO-17-004. East Ottawa–Champlain Township Groundwater Study T. Di Iorio, M. Melaney, S. Foubister and S.M. Hamilton
  5. Status Report on Three-Dimensional Geological and Hydrogeological Modelling of the Paleozoic Bedrock of Southern Ontario T.R. Carter, F.R. Brunton, J. Clark, L. Fortner, C.N. Freckelton, C.E. Logan, H.A.J. Russell, M. Somers, L. Sutherland and K.H. Yeung
  6. Building a Geological Framework to Support Regional Groundwater Management: Data Capture, Consolidation and Reclassification in Southern Ontario H.A.J. Russell, N. Baranova, H.L. Crow, D.I. Cummings, C.E. Logan, A. McBride, A.J-M. Pugin and D.R. Sharpe
  7. A Surficial Sediment Chemostratigraphic Framework for Southern Ontario H.A.J. Russell, A.F. Bajc, R.D. Knight and D.A.J. Stepner

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Trace Elements in Geological Samples after Aqua Regia Extraction at the Geoscience Laboratories: Revised Capabilities Resulting from New Instrumentation O.M. Burnham
  2. Summary of Quality Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods EMP-100, IMC-100, IMO-100 and ISE-R01 J.C. Hargreaves
  3. Determination of Total Carbon, Total Organic Carbon and Total Inorganic Carbon in Groundwater Samples J.-L. Pamer

Metal Earth

  1. Lithological and Stratigraphic Relationships of the Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt R. Haugaard, T.P. Gemmell, J.A. Ayer and P.C. Thurston
  2. A Potential Erosional Unconformity in the Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt C. Meyer, R. Haugaard, J.A. Ayer and P.C. Thurston
  3. Preliminary Results from Detailed Geological Mapping of Syenite-Associated Gold Mineralization Along the Lincoln–Nipissing Fault, Larder Lake, Ontario S. Brace and R.L. Sherlock
  4. Preliminary Results from Mapping a New Exposure of the Basal Unconformity Between the Hearst and Larder Lake Assemblages, Skead Township, Northeastern Ontario N. St-Jean, L. Hunt and R.L. Sherlock
  5. Preliminary Results from Detailed Geological Mapping and Core Logging of Volcanic and Sedimentary Rocks in the Footprint of the Kerr–Addison Mine, Virginiatown, Ontario N. St-Jean, J. Blackwell, R.L. Sherlock and B. Lafrance