Mapping can provide many types of information essential both in exploration for new mineral deposits and during subsequent mining. This includes structural information, such as attitudes of veins and faults that can help predict the geology in the subsurface or laterally. Mapping can also improve the utility of geophysical data for refinement of subsurface targets.

In Canada, the province of Ontario is home to a wealth of minerals and metals. The Ontario Geological Survey (OGS) has been conducting mapping programs since 1849, making it one of the oldest geological surveys in North America. Today, the OGS provides up-to-date maps and information that helps with exploration and development projects across the province.

Some of the more important minerals and metals found in Ontario include:

  1. Gold
  2. Silver
  3. Copper
  4. Nickel
  5. Platinum group metals
  6. Zinc
  7. Iron ore

These are just a few of the many minerals that can be found in Ontario. The OGS can help you with your search for new mineral deposits. Contact us today to learn more.