Three Boxes and 120 minerals from Canada. These minerals were assembled by the Canadian Department of Energy, Mines and Resources in early 1970. On each box has a decal label of "Geological Survey Of Canada 1842".
Included for the rock collectors are everything from Abrasives to Zirconium. The major categories are: Abrasives, Aggregates, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Asbestos, Barite, Bentonite, Beryllium, Bismuth, Cadmium, Caesium, Ceramics, Chromium, Clay, Cobalt, Copper Diamtomite, Feldspar, Fluotire, and Fuels in Box 1. In Box 2: Gemstones, Gold, Graphite, Gypsum, Iron, Lead, Limestone, Lithium, Magnesium, Manganese, Mercury, Mica, Mineral Pigments, Molybdenum, Nickel, Niobium, Petroleum, Phosphate, Potash, Ouartz Crystal and Refractories. In Box 3: Refractories, Roofing Granules, Rubidium, Salt, Silica, Silver, Sodium Sulphate, Stone, Strontium, Sulphur, Talc, Tantalum, Tin, Titanium, Tungsten, Uranium, Vanadium, Vermiculate, Wollastonite, Zinc and Zirconium.
In each box is a page in both English and French of each category and mineral in that category. These pages are entitled "A Collection Representing Raw Materials of the Canadian Mineral Industry. In Box 1 is also a full color map of Canada with mineral locations. Each mineral is numbered.
The boxes are in very good condition as are the specimens. Yes, we ship to Canada and the cost is estimated at $30 via FedEx Ground. I have tried to provide as many photo's as possible to illustrate this fine and I believe rare collection. Each box weighs 5 pounds and measures 11" x 13".
In September 1841, the Province of Canada legislature passed a resolution that authorized the sum of 1,500 sterling be granted to the monarchy for the estimated expense of performing a geological survey of the province. In 1842, the Geological Survey of Canada was formed to fulfill this request. William Edmond Logan was in Montreal at the time and made it known that he was interested in participating in this survey. Gaining recommendations from prominent English scientists, Logan was appointed the first GSC director on April 14, 1842. Four months later, Logan arrived in Kingston, Ontario to compile the existing body of knowledge of Canada's geology. In the spring of 1843, Logan established the GSC's headquarters in Montreal. One of the prominent cartographers and the chief topographical draughtsman was Robert Barlow who began his work in 1855