Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology

, Volume 154, Issue 1, pp 115–118 | Cite as

Reply to Comment by F. Boudier and A. Nicolas on “Dating the geologic history of Oman’s Semail Ophiolite: insights from U–Pb geochronology” by C.J. Warren, R.R. Parrish, M.P. Searle and D.J. Waters

  • C. J. Warren
  • M. P. Searle
  • R. R. Parrish
  • D. J. Waters


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Warren
    • 1
  • M. P. Searle
    • 2
  • R. R. Parrish
    • 3
  • D. J. Waters
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth SciencesDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.Department of Earth SciencesOxford UniversityOxfordUK
  3. 3.NERC Isotope Geoscience LaboratoryNottinghamUK

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