Ontario Geological Survey -2013 Overview

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The strategic direction of the Ontario Geological Survey, linkages to Ontario Government priorities, and innovation applications of science and technology to address our strategic priorities. The talk was presented by Dr. Andy Fyon (Director, Ontario Geological Survey, Ontario Ministry of Northern Development + Mines) on November 5, 2013, at the Ontario Exploration and Geoscience Symposium, held in Sudbury Ontario.

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Mines and Minerals Division Ontario Geological Survey Branch Overview November 5, 2013 “Ontario beneath your feet” Andy Fyon (Director, OGS)

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Ontario Government Priorities OGS Mandate OGS Program – geographic and goal context OGS organizational adjustments Innovations Hand off to Jack Parker Outline

Ontario Government Priorities:

Ontario Government Priorities Ontario Government Vibrant, strong communities Quality of life Safety Health Environment A plan for jobs Economy A fair society Aboriginal economic involvement Ontario Geological Survey

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Landforms Glacial deposits Rocks Minerals, Aggregate, Groundwater Habitat Natural Hazards Baseline Health, Safety, Environment Ontario Geological Survey Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Energy: Geothermal Energy: non-renewable rock Energy Document geology and mineral, energy, and groundwater resources of Ontario

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Economy (mineral, energy, groundwater) Environmental baseline Safety Health Biodiversity, habitat Engineering Infrastructure Planning (Source water Protection) Geoscience Application

OGS Organized to Deliver:

OGS Organized to Deliver Director's Office Earth Resources + Geoscience Mapping Geoservices Section Resident Geologist Program Jack Parker Mapping Ed Debicki Geoscience Laboratories, Warehouse, Publication Rob Ferguson Local Geological Expertise Divisional Strategic Support Branch (Policy, mineral investment, strategic) Expect completion spring 2014

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Far North Mapping Planning, Economy 1st generation mapping: Surficial + bedrock Mineral + energy inventory and potential Geochemical surveying Economy : Ring of Fire and regional insight. Far North Act : Land-use planning. Quality of life : Environmental baseline - long-term monitoring; basis for groundwater planning

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Near North mapping Sustainable Community 2nd generation mapping: Surficial + bedrock; Geochemical + geophysical surveying; Mineral inventory and metallogeny. Economy : Municipal economic development interests (e.g., Northeast Community Network, Community Futures Development Corp). Quality of life : Planning, environmental baseline - long-term monitoring.

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Southern Ontario Mapping Economy, Quality of Life, Environment 2nd + 3rd generation mapping: 2D + 3D surficial; bedrock, geochemical, geophysical. Mineral (aggregate + industrial mineral) inventory, potential. Groundwater: location, quality, quantity. Energy + groundwater. Quality of life : groundwater Safety : karst Environment : geochemical baseline Economy : aggregate, bedrock mapping

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Investment Attraction Marketing Mineral Investment Promotion Sept/13: Mining Mazma (Bangalole, India). Oct/13: MENA Mining Conference (Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Dec/13: Mines + Money (London, England). Jan/14: Cordilleran Roundup (Vancouver, Canada). March/14: PDAC (Toronto, Canada). Does not include the 15 provincial to national science events. Target foreign and national direct investment; Attract and retain.

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OGS Innovations Remote Predictive Surficial Mapping New map Old map Peter Barnett, Kei Yeung Land-use planning; Habitat; Environmental baseline; Economy.

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OGS Innovations Geochemical Methods to Identify Mineral deposits Signatures Richard Dyer + ActLabs “NESTED HALO” SGH ANOMALY Ring of Fire: Soil Gas Hydrocarbon (SGH SM ) anomaly in lake sediments; complex geology!. Mineral resource inventory; Land-use planning; Economy; Environmental baseline.

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OGS Innovations Groundwater: Bedrock, Surficial, Ambient Geochemistry Bedrock aquifers Surficial aquifers Groundwater quality Threats, protection, sustainability Andy Bajc, Frank Brunton, Abigail Burt, Stew Hamilton, Elizabeth Priebe

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OGS Innovations Geophysical Techniques - Groundwater Applications Desmond Rainsford

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OGS Innovations Geoscience Laboratories Recalibrate XRF analysis for major and trace elements; improved range of reported analytes. Analysis oxide-rich samples (chromitites, Fe-Ti ores, Fe-Mn nodules, Fe-formations) for trace and ultra-trace elements (Ring of Fire) ISO 9001 Management system ISO 17025 Competency Ed Debicki, James Schweyer, Marcus Burnham, John Hechler

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OGS Innovations Resident Geologist Program Far North Mineral Deposit Inventory Kenora Annual Mineral Exploration Information Session Updated Metallic Mineral Potential Estimation Tool (MMPET), land-use planning Neil Bennett, Robert Cundari; Craig Ravnaas + Joanne Bongfeldt; Ruth Debicki

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Access to Geological Data 2013 Summary of Field Work and Other Activities http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals-article-categories/ontario-geological-survey-field-work OGS Earth http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/en/mines-and-minerals/applications/ogsearth Geology Ontario: http://www.geologyontario.mndm.gov.on.ca/ Tom Watkins, James Boyd, Craig Yeates

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2013–2014 OGS Geoscience Mapping Program Details Jack Parker

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Ontario Geological Survey Leadership Team OGS Director : Andy Fyon (705-670-5924, andy.fyon@ontario.ca) Earth Resources and Geoscience Mapping Section : Jack Parker (705-670-5976, jack.parker@ontario.ca) Resident Geologist Program : Rob Ferguson (705-235-1622, rob.ferguson@ontario.ca) Geoscience Laboratories : Ed Debicki (705-670-5643, ed.debicki@ontario.ca) Information and Marketing Services : A/ Craig Yeates (705-670-5838, craig.yeates@ontario.ca)

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