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Sodalite Canada Postage Stamp
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Title
Sodalite
Denomination
42¢
Date of Issue
September 21, 1992
Quantity
3,000,000
Postal Administration
Canada
Series
Canadian Minerals
Series Time Span
1992
Perforation or Dimension
12.5
Printer
Ashton-Potter Limited.
Creators
Designed by Raymond Bellemare.
About Stamp
Gold is one of five minerals featured in a se tenant 10-stamp booklet issued on September 21, 1992, marking the 150th anniversary of the Geological Survey of Canada. The other four designs feature copper, sodalite, galena and grossular. All five minerals are mined in Canada. The Geological Survey of Canada was founded in 1842 after the Province of Canada voted £1,500 to create an organization to outline its geology. Its first director was William Edmond Logan, a Montrealer born of Scottish parents. The Geological Survey of Canada has played a key role in exploring, mapping, opening up the west and north, and contributing strongly to Canada's economic growth. Among its numerous accomplishments, it predicted the Yukon gold deposits, discovered Canada's largest coal deposit in Alberta, and the Red Deer River Valley dinosaur fossils and mapped the High Arctic, opening the ways for oil and gas development. Logan was knighted for his achievements and later had the honour of Canada's highest peak named after him. Today the GSC continues its role as Canada's watchdog on geological happenings with the latest in modern technology. But its original explorer-mapper role continues by use of deep-diving submersibles which map the sea beds off Canada's coast. An ornamental stone, sodalite is commonly blue with a glassy or greasy lustre. The stamp features an example from Bancroft, Ontario, the "Mineral capital of Canada".
Reference
Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamps Details, No. 7, 1992, p. 1, 12-13.
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