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Geological notes in explanation of the tectonic map of Australia

Geological notes in explanation of the tectonic map of Australia

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Published by Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology, and Geophysics in [Tasmania] .
Written in English

Edition Notes

Statementcompiled by the Tectonic Map Committee of the Geological Society of Australia ; in association with the Commonwealth Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics and the State Mines Departments ; and with the assistance of the staffs of Australian universities and mining and oil exploration companies.
ContributionsGeological Society of Australia. Tectonic Map Committee.
LC ClassificationsMLCM 89/05423 (Q)
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p. ;
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1820407M
LC Control Number89831810

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