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> 3,700 Ma Isua Supracrustal Belt and Akilia Island, S.W. Greenland

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 31)

Keywords

Fluid Inclusion Carbon Isotope Host Rock Band Iron Formation Geological Context 
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