Meaning of Geological Survey

Geolog'ical Sur'vey

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  1. a division of the Department of the Interior, created in 1879, that studies the nation's water and mineral resources, makes topographic surveys, and classifies and leases public lands.
  2. (l.c.) a systematic investigation of the geology of an area.
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