Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) strategic directions - November 2011

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Strategic directions of the Ontario Geological Survey, linked to Ontario Government priorities. Strategic focus includes bedrock and surficial mapping, geophysical and geochemical surveying, applied to mineral investment attraction, mineral resource assessment, groundwater quantity and quality, public health, public safety, and energy.

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Mines and Minerals Division Ontario Geological Survey Branch Overview November 8, 2011 “Ontario beneath your feet”:

Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Mines and Minerals Division Ontario Geological Survey Branch Overview November 8, 2011 “Ontario beneath your feet ” Andy Fyon (Director, OGS)

Outline:

Outline Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) role, functions Government priorities OGS linked to Government priorities OGS program in a topic and geographic context Hand off to Jack Parker and Derek Armstrong

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Role: Ontario Geological Survey Ministry of Northern Development + Mines Energy: Geothermal Energy: Conventional / unconventional Glacial deposits, Rocks, Landform Protect environment + water resources; water opportunities; healthy, safe, strong economy; smart planning; clean energy Earth Resource: Metals, Aggregate, Groundwater Landform, Habitat Natural Hazards

Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Healthy + safe Ontario Illness prevention (geological hazards) Education Knowledge infrastructure - learning camps Help families cope with change Strong voice Balanced budget www.ontarioliberal.ca/OurPlan/Platform.aspx

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Geological maps and reports produced by geological surveys are the fundamental information sources used by the mineral industry to select mineral exploration targets. (= investment = economy) Dr. R. Sutcliffe, President and CEO Ursa Major Corp.

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Geothermal energy Unconventional natural gas

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Source water protection 3D groundwater aquifer models Red = Surface aquifer

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Aggregate potential

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Clean, healthy growth and smart resource conservation Mineral development Clean energy Water protection, opportunities and conservation Infrastructure: aggregate Conservation / land-use planning Mineral development Modern Interpretation Geo-hazard Far North community-based land-use planning

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Healthy + safe Ontario Illness prevention Geological hazards Geochemistry: environment, groundwater quality and public health Geo-hazard (eg. karst) and public safety Bedrock wells fluoride Bedrock wells methane in water

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation:

Link OGS to Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation Education Knowledge infrastructure - learning camps Mining Matters Aboriginal Youth Camp OGS + Confederation College Line Cutting OGS Prospector Training

2011–2012: OGS Geoscience Priorities – Topic Context:

2011–2012: OGS Geoscience Priorities – Topic Context Approach: Regional, local, and detailed Surficial, bedrock, geochemical, geophysical Inventory (metallic, aggregate, industrial) Metallic minerals Geological setting Deposit characterization Aggregate + industrial minerals Geological characteristics + potential Groundwater Aquifer location, quantity, quality Energy Natural gas Geothermal Karst Type and distribution

2011–2012 Geographic Geoscience Priorities – Geographic Context:

2011–2012 Geographic Geoscience Priorities – Geographic Context Pan-Ontario initiatives: Provincial framework Metallogenic compilation Integration of geophysics, bedrock, and groundwater aquifer mapping Far North: Emerging economy (“Ring of Fire” and the Far North land-use planning) Surficial + bedrock Mineral inventory + potential (layered geology) Geochemical + geophysical surveying Energy (natural gas) + potential

2011–2012 Geographic Geoscience Priorities – Geographic Context:

2011–2012 Geographic Geoscience Priorities – Geographic Context Near North: Sustainable economy for communities Surficial + bedrock Geochemical Mineral inventory and metallogeny South: Sustainable economy, health, safety Surficial + bedrock Geochemical Mineral (aggregate + industrial mineral) inventory, potential, and metallogeny Energy: natural gas and geothermal + potential Groundwater aquifer: location, quality, quantity Safety: karst Health: surficial geochemical, groundwater chemistry Environment: geochemical Groundwater aquifer mapping

Government Priorities:

Government Priorities Sustainable Growth + Job Creation: OGS Geoscience Program OGS

2011–2012 OGS Geoscience Program Details:

2011–2012 OGS Geoscience Program Details Surficial Geoscience, Groundwater, Energy, Palaeozoic, Aggregate Derek Armstrong Precambrian, Geophysics, Metallogeny Jack Parker

Ontario Geological Survey Leadership Team :

Ontario Geological Survey Leadership Team OGS Director Andy Fyon (705-670-5924, andy.fyon@ontario.ca) Sedimentary Geoscience Section Ross Kelly (705-670-5902, ross.kelly@ontario.ca ) Derek Armstrong (705-670-5913, derek.armstrong@ontario.ca) Precambrian Geoscience Section Jack Parker (705-70-5976, jack.parker@ontario.ca) Geoscience Laboratories Ed Debicki (705-670-5643, ed.debicki@ontario.ca) Information and Marketing Services Marc Leroux (705-670-5869, marc.leroux@ontario.ca) Resident Geologist Program Jim Ireland (705-670-5955, jim.ireland@ontario.ca)