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Summary of Field Work and Other Activities

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, 2023

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Summary of Field Work Location Map 2023

Office of the Director, Ontario Geological Survey

  1. Ontario Geological Survey: Update of Strategic Perspective for 2023–2024 J.H. Hechler
  2. Ontario Geological Survey: Measuring Success K.J.J. Kalmo
  3. Activities of the Indigenous Geoscience Liaisons in 2022–2023 M.D. Levesque and D.J. Bennett

Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section

  1. Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section: 2023–2024 Program and Projects Overview J.H. Hechler, R.M. Easton, S. Préfontaine, M. Duguet, L. Robichaud and R. Cormier

Precambrian Geology – Northeastern Ontario

  1. Project NE-19-004. Preliminary Uranium-Lead Ages from the Ramsey–Algoma Granitoid Complex and Surrounding Area, Northeastern Ontario S. Préfontaine and S.L. Kamo
  2. Project NE-23-004. Preliminary Geology of Riggs and Glasgow Townships, Michipicoten Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Ontario L.E.D. Vice, S. Perrouty and S.G. Pelletier
  3. Project NE-23-002. Preliminary Geology and Mineral Potential of Cunningham Township and Part of Garnet Township, Swayze Area, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Ontario T.P. Gemmell and J.R.H. Creppin
  4. Project NE-23-003. Reconnaissance Bedrock Geological Mapping in Haultain, Van Hise and Nicol Townships, Abitibi Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Ontario J. Walker
  5. Project NE-23-001. Geology of Strathy Township, Temagami Greenstone Belt, Northeastern Ontario P.J. MacDonald

Precambrian Geology – Northwestern Ontario

  1. Project NW-21-001. Geochronology of the LP Zone Volcanic Rocks, Red Lake Area, Uchi Subprovince, Northwestern Ontario P.J. MacDonald, S.L. Kamo and P.M. Malegus
  2. Project NW-19-001. Precambrian Bedrock Geology Mapping in the Onion Lake and Sunshine Areas, Quetico and Wawa Subprovinces, Northwestern Ontario G. Launay and R.T. Metsaranta
  3. Project NW-19-003. Archean Geology of the Georgia Lake Area, Quetico Subprovince, Northwestern Ontario M. Duguet
  4. Project NW-19-003. Structural Control of the Georgia Lake Lithium Cesium-Tantalum-type Pegmatite Field, Northwestern Ontario: Preliminary Results of Lineament Analyses M. Duguet and G. Launay

Precambrian Geology – Proterozoic

  1. New Mafic Sill Complex Identified in the Lower Huronian Supergroup Succession: The May Township Sills W. Bleeker, S.L. Kamo, R.M. Easton and D.W. Davis
  2. Project AS-19-002. A Study of Why Some Fine-Grained Sedimentary Rocks of the Gowganda Formation in Northeastern Ontario are Magnetic R.M. Easton
  3. Project NE-22-001. Occurrences of Critical Minerals in Hyman Township, Southern Province, Northeastern Ontario C.A. Gordon
  4. Project NE-22-004. Geochronological Study of a Saprolite Atop the Grenvillian Mulock Pluton near Redbridge, Northeastern Ontario R.M. Easton, A.S. Marich and C.J. Wall
  5. Project SO-22-003. Geology of the Grenville Front Tectonic Zone near Sudbury, Northeastern Ontario: An Update R.M. Easton

Precambrian Geology – Pan-Provincial

  1. Project ON-22-002. An Overview of the Critical Minerals in Gold Deposits Project E.C.G. Hastie, P.M. Malegus, D.A. Campbell, O.M. Burnham and P.J. MacDonald


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

Surficial Mapping and Sampling

  1. Project ON-23-004. Determination of Indicator Minerals in Archived Fine-Fraction Non-Magnetic Heavy Mineral Concentrate Samples Using Scanning Electron Microscope Energy Dispersive Spectrometry C. Gao, G.W. Hagedorn, D.C. Crabtree, S.A. Clarke, E.C.G. Hastie, G. Launay and C.E. Beckett-Brown
  2. Project NE-23-007. Quaternary Geological Mapping of the Eastern Part of the Lake Nipissing Basin, Northeastern Ontario: An Update Half a Century in the Making A.S. Marich
  3. Project NW-23-002. Till Sampling and Surficial Mapping in the Georgia Lake Area, Northwestern Ontario G.W. Hagedorn and C.E. Beckett-Brown

Paleozoic Geology and Energy Studies

  1. Project SO-23-001. Paleozoic Geology of Eastern Ontario: Hawkesbury and Alexandria Areas C. Béland Otis
  2. Project SO-21-002. Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Upper Ordovician Strata, 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: Next Steps A.R. Phillips, F.R. Brunton and K.H. Yeung
  4. Project SO-22-001. Paleozoic Geology of Eastern South-Central Ontario: Tweed–Kaladar and Belleville–Wellington Areas K.E. Hahn

Groundwater Studies

  1. Project ON-21-005. Keeping it Simple: Geological Information on Water Well Records A.K. Burt, K.H. Yeung, D. Grant and R.P.M. Mulligan
  2. Project ON-23-005. A Unified Stratigraphic Framework for the Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network R.P.M. Mulligan, A.K. Burt, K.H. Yeung and F.R. Brunton
  3. Project SO-23-002. Ambient Groundwater Geochemistry Project: Six Nations of the Grand River L.M. Colgrove and K.M. Dell

Aggregate Studies

  1. Project NE-23-006. Aggregate Resources Inventory of the North Bay Area, Central Nipissing District, Northeastern Ontario L.A. Handley

Geoscience Laboratories

  1. Revised Methods for the Multi-Element Analysis of Vegetation by Acid-Digestion and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry at the Geoscience Laboratories O.M. Burnham and E.G. Amyotte
  2. Characterization of New In-House Quality Control Materials for Tellurium Analysis: Results of a Round Robin Study O.M. Burnham and E.C.G. Hastie
  3. Summary of Quality Control Data for the Geoscience Laboratories Methods IML-100, IML-101, LOI-2ST, LOI-3ST and LOI-4ST V.L. Hingst
  4. Revision of the Calibration for Major Element Analysis of Geological Samples by Wavelength Dispersive X-ray Fluorescence at the Geoscience Laboratories G.L. Keating

Resident Geologist Program

  1. Geochemical Data from the Critical Minerals Mine Waste Sampling Project G.F. Paju
  2. Geology and Mineral Potential of the Eastern English River Subprovince, Northwestern Ontario: Project Introduction S.V. Churchley
  3. Characterizing the Geochemistry and Nickel-Copper-Platinum Group Elements Potential of Mafic and Ultramafic Intrusions in Northwestern Ontario J.R.B. Jonsson, P.M. Malegus, S.V. Churchley and R.L. Price
  4. Investigation of Biogeochemical Exploration Techniques to Aid in the Exploration for Lithium-Cesium-Tantalum Pegmatite Dikes: Preliminary Results E.G. Amyotte

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