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Priscoan (4.00–4.03 Ga) orthogneisses from northwestern Canada - by Samuel A. Bowring and Ian S. Williams: discussion

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Whitehouse, M.J., Nagler, T.F., Moorbath, S. et al. Priscoan (4.00–4.03 Ga) orthogneisses from northwestern Canada - by Samuel A. Bowring and Ian S. Williams: discussion. Contrib Mineral Petrol 141, 248–250 (2001).

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