Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2019

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Summary of Field Work Location Maps 2019

Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

  1. Ontario Geological Survey: Update of Strategic Perspective for 2019–2020 S. Beneteau and R-L. Simard
  2. Ontario Geological Survey: Measuring Success J.E. Nadeau and M.D. Clement
  3. Activities of the Aboriginal Geoscience Liaisons in 2018–2019 L. Schmidt and M. Levesque

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: 2019–2020 Program and Projects Overview J.H. Hechler, R.M. Easton, D.R.B. Rainsford, A.F. Bajc, S. Préfontaine and S.M. Hamilton

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

  1. Project NE-19-004. Geological Compilation Project: Ramsey–Algoma Granitoid Complex and Surrounding Rocks, Superior and Southern Provinces S. Préfontaine and D.R.B. Rainsford
  2. Project NE-18-007. Alkalic Intrusive Rocks and Carbonatites in West Township, Michipicoten Greenstone Belt J. Walker and L. Robichaud
  3. Project NE-19-001. Geological Introduction to the Temagami Greenstone Belt Mapping Project P.J. MacDonald
  4. Project NE-19-002. Preliminary Geology of Reeves and Sewell Townships, Northern Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt L.E.D. Vice and P.J. MacDonald
  5. Project NE-19-003. Preliminary Geology and Mineral Potential of Heenan and Benton Townships and Part of Esther Township, Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt T.P. Gemmell and N. Szumylo
  6. Project NE-17-007. Tectonometamorphic History of the Wawa–Abitibi Terrane: Crustal Differention and Low-Grade Metamorphism in the Kapuskasing Uplift J. Kendrick, C. Yakymchuk and M. Duguet

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project NW-19-001. Precambrian Geology of Western McGregor Township and Adjacent Areas, Northeast of Thunder Bay R.T. Metsaranta and J. Walker
  2. Project NW-19-003. Archean and Proterozoic Geology of the Georgia Lake Area, Quetico Subprovince, Ontario M. Duguet

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic and Grenville Province

  1. Project SO-19-001. Preliminary Geology of Scarfe and Cobden Townships, Blind River Area, Southern Province E.C.G. Hastie and L.E.D. Vice
  2. Project SO-17-001. Geological History at Circa 1290 Ma of the Composite Arc Belt, Grenville Province, as Revealed by New Mapping and Geochronological Results from the Carleton Place Area R.M. Easton and S.L. Kamo


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

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project FN-19-001. Field Studies in Support of Remote Predictive Mapping in the Pickle Lake–Cat Lake Area, Far North of Ontario C. Gao, K.H. Yeung, K.K.-Y. Ho, H.M. Meagher and T.N. Wolfe
  2. Project SO-19-003. Quaternary Sediment Mapping in the City of Ottawa, Eastern Ontario R.P.M. Mulligan
  3. Project SO-19-002. Aggregate Resources in the County of Haldimand, Southern Ontario L.A. Handley

Surficial Geochemistry

  1. Project NE-18-008. Soil Gas Compositional Changes and Electrical Field (SP) Responses at the Edges of the Thorn North Forest Ring S.M. Hamilton, K. von Gunten, B. Sherwood Lollar, Z.A. DiLoreto, M.S. Alam, K. Snihur, H. Majeed, D.S. Alessi, M. Dittrich, K.O. Konhauser and K.M. Dell

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project SO-19-005. Paleozoic Geology of Eastern Ontario: Arnprior–Quyon Area C. Béland Otis
  2. Project SO-19-006. Karst Map of Southern Ontario: An Update F.R. Brunton

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project SO-18-002. Regional Groundwater Systems Mapping in the County of Simcoe, Southern Ontario: Second Phase of Field Work E.H. Priebe, R.P.M. Mulligan, A.F. Bajc, A.M. Cartier and A.K. Burt
  2. Project SO-19-004. West Ottawa Groundwater Study T. Di Iorio, R.A. Harrison, T. Al, A. Majury and S.M. Hamilton

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Characterization of New In-House Groundwater Quality-Control Materials: Results of a Round-Robin Study O.M. Burnham, J. Pallot, E.H. Priebe, K.M. Dell and S.M. Hamilton
  2. Summary of Quality-Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods FEO-ION, IAW-200, ICW-100, IRC-100, IRW-H2O and TOC-100 J.C. Hargreaves

Metal Earth

Regional Study

  1. Terrane-scale Crustal Sampling of the Wawa Subprovince, Superior Craton D.R. Mole and P.C. Thurston

Larder Lake Transect

  1. Regional Field Mapping to Determine the Significance of a Magnetotelluric Anomaly in the Blake River Group, Katrine Township, Northeastern Ontario K.E. Rubingh, E. Roots and R.L. Sherlock
  2. Geochemical Characterization of Alteration Processes Associated with the Kerr–Addison Orogenic Gold System, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Ontario G. Tuba and R.L. Sherlock

Cobalt Area

  1. Structure and Stratigraphy of Archean Basement near Cobalt, Ontario S.E. White
  2. Tracing the Origin of Metals and Fluids in the Enigmatic Ag-Co-Ni-As±(Bi,U) Deposits of Cobalt, Ontario L.V. Rush, S.E. White, D.J. Kontak and R.L. Sherlock

Geraldton–Onaman Transect

  1. The Volcanic Lithofacies, Stratigraphy and Metamorphosed Alteration Assemblages of the Vent Property, Onaman–Tashota Greenstone Belt, Northern Ontario K.R. Strongman and H.L. Gibson
  2. Regional and Contact Metamorphism in the Onaman–Tashota Greenstone Belt A.K. Haataja, Z. Tóth, D.K. Tinkham, B. Lafrance and H.L. Gibson
  3. Preliminary Results from a Study on the Structural Evolution of the Tashota Shear Zone, Northern Onaman–Tashota Greenstone Belt B. Mark, Z. Tóth, B. Lafrance and H.L. Gibson
  4. Structural Evolution and Gold Molybdenum Mineralization in the Humboldt Bay Deformation Zone, Central Onaman–Tashota Greenstone Belt Z. Tóth, B. Lafrance, H.L. Gibson and J. Pinter

Sturgeon Transect

  1. Geologic Overview and Petrogenetic History of the Sturgeon Transect, Western Wabigoon Subprovince R.W.D. Lodge, C. Ma, M. Etienne, T.J. Nelson, M.D. Chandler and N.M. Brock
  2. Variations of Structures Along the Metal Earth Sturgeon Transect in the Winnipeg River Terrane and Western Wabigoon Subprovince, Superior Province C. Ma, R.W.D. Lodge and M. Etienne
  3. Preliminary Results of a Metallogenic Investigation of Felsic-dominated Supracrustal Assemblages in the Sturgeon Lake Greenstone Belt, Western Wabigoon Subprovince M. Etienne, C. Ma, and R.W.D. Lodge

Dryden–Stormy Lake Transect

  1. Field Constraints on Geophysical Investigations of a Regional Fold Structure in the Western Wabigoon Subprovince R.M. Montsion, S. Perrouty and B.M. Frieman
  2. Preliminary Results from Structural Investigations of the Manitou–Dinorwic Deformation Zone at Upper Manitou Lake, Western Wabigoon Subprovince K. Zammit, B.M. Frieman and S. Perrouty
  3. Investigation of the Emplacement History and Internal Structure of the Revell Batholith in the Western Wabigoon Subprovince A. Mavundza, S. Perrouty and B.M. Frieman
  4. Mapping of an Intrusion-Related System Within the Boyer Lake Group in the Western Wabigoon Subprovince, Ontario D. Downie, B.M. Frieman and S. Perrouty
  5. Preliminary Constraints on the Structural and Stratigraphic Relationship Between the Western Wabigoon Subprovince and Marmion Terrane B.M. Frieman and S. Perrouty
  6. Investigating the Metallogenic Characteristics of the Goliath Gold Deposit: Preliminary Results of Mapping the Stratigraphic and Structural Setting M.L. McRae, G. Launay and R.L. Sherlock

Rainy River Transect

  1. Preliminary Results from Stratigraphic and Structural Study of the Rainy River Greenstone Belt and the Quetico Subprovince G. Launay, M.L. McRae and R.L. Sherlock


  1. Final Phase of Gravity Data Acquisition Along Metal Earth’s Transects F. Justina, R. Vayavur and R.S. Smith

Kapuskasing Area

  1. Assessing the Potential for Metal Mobility During Lower Crustal Evolution, Kapuskasing Structural Zone, Ontario N. Estrada, D.K. Tinkham and T.R.C. Jørgensen