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The Geological Survey of Spain (Instituto Geológico y Minero de España – IGME) was created by a Royal Decree of 12th July 1849 with the original denomination of “Commission for the Geological Chart of Madrid and the Kingdom”. Today IGME is a self-governing Public Research Institution attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation. The main mission of IGME is to provide the State Administration, the Autonomous Regions Administrations and the general society, with precise knowledge and information regarding the Earth Sciences and related technologies for any development on the Spanish territory.

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