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Summary of Field Work

Summary of Field Work and Other Activities presents highlights of, and key new information from, mapping and geoscientific research conducted during the year. Publications are listed by year. You can read more about the articles in the publications and download the associated Open File Report (OFR) directly from the download link.

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Summary of Field Work and Other Activities, 2022

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Summary of Field Work Location Map 2022

Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

  1. Ontario Geological Survey: Update of Strategic Perspective for 2022–2023 S.B. Beneteau
  2. Ontario Geological Survey: Measuring Success K.J.J. Kalmo
  3. Activities of the Aboriginal Geoscience Liaisons in 2021–2022 M.D. Levesque and D.J. Bennett

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: 2022–2023 Program and Projects Overview J.H. Hechler, R.M. Easton, S. Préfontaine, M. Duguet, L. Robichaud and R. Cormier

Precambrian Geology — Northeastern Ontario

  1. New Geochronological Data from the Hollinger Mine, Timmins Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Ontario P.J. MacDonald and S.L. Kalmo
  2. Project NE-22-003. Preliminary Geology and Mineral Potential of Dore and Swayze Townships and Part of Garnet Township, Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt T.P. Gemmell and A. Buyers
  3. Project NE-18-007. Preliminary Geology of Meath Township, Northeastern Michipicoten Greenstone Bet, Northeastern Ontario L.E.D. Vice
  4. Project NE-22-002. Introduction to a Geochronological and Structural Study of Supracrustal Assemblages in the Northeastern Michipicoten Greenstone Belt L.E.D. Vice, S. Perrouty and L. Robichaud

Precambrian Geology — Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project NW-19-001. Highlights of Bedrock Geology Mapping in the Quetico Subprovince, North of Thunder Bay, Northwestern Ontario R.T. Metsaranta
  2. Project NW-22-001. Precambrian Geology of the Straw Lake–Esox Lake Area, Western Wabigoon Subprovince, Northwestern Ontario S.R. Meade

Precambrian Geology — Proterozoic

  1. Project NW-22-002. Reconnaissance Bedrock Geology Mapping of the Animikie Basin and Spatially Associated Midcontinent Rift-Related Igneous Rocks, Thunder Bay Area, Northwestern Ontario: A Project Introduction R.T. Metsaranta and C.E. Kurcinka
  2. Project SO-22-003. Geology of the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone near Sudbury, Northewastern Ontario R.M. Easton
  3. Project NW-22-001. Preliminary Geology of Hyman Township, Southern and Superior Provinces, Sudbury District, Northeastern Ontario C.A. Gordon
  4. Project SO-19-001. Preliminary Preliminary Geology of Patton and Thompson Townships, Iron Bridge Area, Southern Province, Northeastern Ontario E.C.G. Hastie, P.J. MacDonald and M. Duguet

Precambrian Geology — Pan-Provincial

  1. Project ON-19-004. Trace Element Content of Gold Across Ontario: An Update on the Gold Fingerprinting Project J.D. Melo-Gómez, E.C.G. Hastie, H.L. Gibson, K.T. Tait and J.A. Petrus


  1. Summary of Geophysical Projects and Activities S. Biswas and J. Evangelatos

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project NE-22-004. Quaternary Geological Mapping of the Lake Nipissing Basin, Highway 17 Corridor, Northeastern Ontario A.S. Marich
  2. Project SO-19-003. Sediment Mapping in the City of Ottawa, Southeastern Ontario R.P.M. Mulligan

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project SO-20-001. Subsurface Stratigraphy of Early Silurian Medina Group Mixed Siliciclastic–Carbonate Strata, Southwestern Ontario: Final Update R.H. Paterson, F.R. Brunton, J. Jin, A.R. Phillips and K.H. Yeung
  2. Project SO-21-002. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Upper Ordovician Strata, with Emphasis on the Collingwood and Rouge River Members, Southern Ontario and Manitoulin Island D. Atasiei, C.J. Tsujita, F.R. Brunton, J. Jin and K.H. Yeung
  3. Project SO-22-004. Revisiting the Cambrian Stratigraphy of Southwestern Ontario A.R. Phillips, F.R. Brunton and K.H. Yeung
  4. Project SO-22-001. Paleozoic Geology of the Kingston Area, Eastern Ontario K.E. Hahn
  5. Project SO-22-002. Paleozoic Geology of Eastern Ontario: Russell–Thurso Area C. Béland Otis

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project SO-22-005. From Mighty Moraines to Dramatic Drumlins: Introducing the Guelph Three-Dimensional Sediment Mapping Project A.K. Burt and G.W. Hagedorn
  2. Project SO-22-006. South Ottawa Groundwater Study, Eastern Ontario T. Di Iorio, S. Foubister and C.N. Bocking

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Osmium Analysis at the Geoscience Laboratories by Nickel Sulphide Fire Assay with Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometric Finish O.M. Burnham
  2. Expansion of the Capabilities of the Geoscience Laboratories Methods for the Analysis of Trace Elements Important to Ontario’s Critical Minerals Strategy O.M. Burnham
  3. Summary of Quality Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods IMC-100, IMO-100 and IMP-101 J.C. Hargreaves
  4. Revision of the Calibration for Trace Element Analysis of Geological Samples by Wavelength Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence at the Geoscience Laboratories G.L. Keating

Resident Geologist Program

  1. Identification of Fertile Parent Granitoid Units in the Superior Province of Ontario: Project Description R.M. Cundari
  2. Investigation of Biogeochemical Exploration Techniques to Aid in the Exploration for Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum Pegmatite Dikes: Project Description and Preliminary Observations E.G. Amyotte, S.V. Kurucz, G.F. Paju, J.R.B. Jonsson and C.E. Kurcinka
  3. Catching it by the Tailings: An Introduction to the Ontario Geological Survey Critical Minerals Mine Waste Sampling Project D.J. Bennett
  4. Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy of the Enid Creek Cobalt-Copper-Nickel-Palladium-Platinum Prospect, Loveland Township, Northwest of Timmins, Ontario E.H. van Hees, S.A. Clarke, D.C. Crabtree, A.S. Péloquin and Z. Azadbakht

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