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Original Paper

Vladimír Žáček, Radek Škoda, Petr Sulovský

U-Th-rich zircon, thorite and allanite-(Ce) as main carriers of radioactivity in the highly radioactive ultrapotassic melasyenite porphyry from the Šumava Mts., Moldanubian Zone, Czech Republic

Journal of Geosciences, volume 54 (2009), issue 4, 343 - 354

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3190/jgeosci.053



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