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Pavel Hanžl, Dash Bat-Ulzii, Miroslav Rejchrt, Jan Košler, Khasbar Bolormaa, Kristýna Hrdličková

Geology and geochemistry of the Palaeozoic plutonic bodies of the Trans-Altay Gobi, SW Mongolia: implications for magmatic processes in an accreted volcanic-arc system

Journal of Geosciences, volume 53 (2008), issue 2, 201 - 234


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