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Published by Geological Society of America in Boulder, Colo .
Written in English


  • Geology, Stratigraphic -- Precambrian.,
  • Geology -- United States.

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Statementedited by John C. Reed, Jr. ... (et al.).
SeriesThe Geology of North America -- v. C-2
ContributionsReed, John Calvin.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20662825M

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