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Canada. Geological Survey

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Canada. Geological Survey

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1842-

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The Geological Survey of Canada (GSC) is responsible for performing geological surveys of the country, developing Canada's natural resources and protecting the environment. The GSC is the country's oldest scientific agency and one of its first government organizations. The GSC was the first federal body responsible for mapping in Canada, and began their extensive surveying and mapping of the then-colony of Canada in 1855, expanding their area of operations as the country grew to its present boundaries in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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