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New geological maps available

Géologie Québec is announcing that new geological maps are being published on the Website of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles et de la Faune (MRNF). They are preliminary versions of the geology of the Abitibi Subprovince and the Ungava Orogen. The two maps result from a synthesis of previous work. They are available free of charge.

The geological map of the Abitibi Subprovince is at a scale of 1:500,000. It was produced as part of the Copper Plan, under the direction of Jean Goutier (MRNF). The previous version of this map dated from 1984 and issued from a joint project of the Ministère des Ressources naturelles du Québec and the Ontario Geological Survey (DV 83-16). A lithotectonic map of the Abitibi Subprovince was also published in 1990 (DV 89-04).

The geological map covering the entire Ungava Orogen is being published for the first time. At a scale of 1:250,000, it combines the work of provincial and federal government geologists. This synthesis map was compiled by Daniel Lamothe (MRNF), in cooperation with geologists from the Geological Survey of Canada.

Both maps are in PDF format. The maps will be produced using a geographic information system (SIG) and published in ArcGIS and MapInfo format by the end of 2007, for the Ungava region, and in 2008, for the Abitibi region.

The base maps used for the synthesis work are available at a scale of 1:20,000 for the Abitibi area and of 1:50,000 for the Ungava area. These maps, as well as the associated geoscience data, are accessible via the Online Products and Services section of the MRNF Website.

Géologie Québec also offers a series of maps illustrating mineral activity in Québec. These maps were published for the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) convention, held in Toronto in March 2007.

Other maps are available in the Maps/Plans section of the MRNF Website.

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