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Field Trips and Investigations

Field trips provide an excellent forum for illustration and discussion of the geology and hydrogeology of the study area.  Numerous field trips have historically been held within various parts of the study area.  The figure below illustrates field trip stops from two field trips organized by the YPDT-CAMC Oak Ridges Moraine program.





Slattery, S.R., R. Gerber, M. Doughty and S. Holysh.  2009.  YPDT-CAMC Field Trip Guidebook, Quaternary Geology & Hydrogeology of the Nottawasaga and Western Lake Simcoe Basins, June 17. 60p.  (Download)

Gerber, R., D. Kassenaar, S. Holysh, E.J. Wexler and D. Sharpe.  2003.  YPD  Geology/Hydrogeology Field Trip Guide Book.  August 28.  43p. (Download)

Numerous field trips have been conducted historically within the study area by university researchers, the Ontario Geological Survey and the Geological Survey of Canada.  Other guidebooks known to the program staff include the following:

Barnett, P., H. Russell, L. Dyke, M. Hinton, R.E. Gerber and T. Brennand.  1998.  Regional Quaternary geology and hydrogeology of the Oak Ridges Moraine and greater Toronto areas, southern Ontario.  Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.  October, 1998. Field Trip 15 Guidebook.

Sharpe, D.R. and P.J. Barnett (Compilers). 1997.  Where is the water?  Regional geological/hydrogeological framework, Oak Ridges Moraine area, southern Ontario. Geological Association of Canada - Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Ottawa 1997, Field Trip A1, Guidebook, 49 p.

Sharpe, D.R., P.J. Barnett, L.D. Dyke, K.W.F. Howard, G.T. Hunter, R.E. Gerber, J. Paterson and S.E. Pullan.  1994.  Quaternary geology and hydrogeology of the Oak Ridges Moraine area.  Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada, Joint Annual Meeting, Waterloo, 1994, Field Trip A7, Guidebook, 32p.

Another excellent reference describing various sites of geologic interest within and beyond the study area is a book published by Nick Eyles:

Eyles, N.  2013.  Road Rocks Ontario, Over 250 Geological Wonders to Discover.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside.