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Ali Moradpour, Reza Zarei Sahamieh, Ahmad Ahmadi Khalaji, Ramin Sarikhani

Textural records and geochemistry of the Kermanshah mantle peridotites (Iran): implications for the tectonic evolution of southern Neo-Tethys

Journal of Geosciences, volume 62 (2017), issue 3, 165 - 186


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