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Original Paper

Fernando Colombo, Raúl Lira, Edward M. Ripley, José González del Tánago

Geology, mineralogy and possible origin of the copper mineralization in marble near Saldán, Córdoba (Argentina)

Journal of Geosciences, volume 56 (2011), issue 3, 299 - 316

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3190/jgeosci.102


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