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Original Paper

Roman Skála, Šárka Jonášová, Karel Žák, Jana Ďurišová, Tomasz Brachaniec, Tomáš Magna

New constraints on the Polish moldavite finds: a separate sub-strewn field of the central European tektite field or re-deposited materials?

Journal of Geosciences, volume 61 (2016), issue 2, 171 - 191


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