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Till sampling survey, NTS 42B/1, Foleyet area, northern Ontario, 1992.

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Survey Description

In 1992, till samples were collected in the Foleyet area of northern Ontario as part of a multi-year regional till sampling and surficial mapping program covering the Swayze Greenstone Belt.

A total of 135 till samples were collected at a regional scale at an average sampling density of 1 sample per 7.5 km2.  Samples were collected from roadcuts, borrow pits and metre deep hand-dug pits. At each site, samples of B horizon, C horizon and humus were collected.

Detailed sampling was carried out at the site of the Joburke gold mine. A total of 55 sites were sampled extending approximately l km down-ice and 400 m up-ice from the ore zone.

The following Ontario Geological Survey reports were published:


Year Publication
1992 Miscellaneous Paper 160
1995 P Series Map 3323
1995 Miscellaneous Release Data MRD015



Publication History

Index Publication
1 Kaszycki, C.A. (1992). Quaternary geology of the Foleyet area, northern Ontario. In Summary of Field Work and Other Activities 1992. Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Paper 160, p. 203-206. (more)
2 Bernier, M.A., Kaszycki, C.A. (1995). Till, humus, B-horizon soil geochemical database, surficial sediment sampling program, Swayze greenstone belt, northern Ontario. Ontario Geological Survey, Miscellaneous Release – Data, MRD015. (more)
3 Kaszycki, C.A., Bernier, M.A. (1995). Particulate gold abundance in surficial sediments (-10 mesh (<2 mm) size fraction), Foleyet area, District of Timmins.  Ontario Geological Survey, P Series Map P3323, 1:50,000 scale. (more)

Project History

Index Year Project
1 1992-1994 Swayze Greenstone Belt Surficial Sediment Project, Ontario, 1992-1994 (more)

Geographic Extent

Minimum Latitude Maximum Latitude Minimum Longitude Maximum Longitude
48° 48.25° -82.5° -82°

The geographic extent of the survey is defined by the following polygons:

  • Covers NTS 42B/1 (Foleyet) in the Folyet area, northern Ontario.  It is bounded by longitudes 82°W and 82.5°W and latitudes 48°N and 48.25°N.  The centre of the study area is located approximately 18 km southwest of Timmins.  Highway 101 runs east-west through the northern part of the study area.


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