Stratigraphy and structure of the Maltese graben system. / Dart, C. J.; Bosence, Daniel; McClay, K. R.

In: Journal - Geological Society (London), Vol. 150, No. 6, 01.11.1993, p. 1153-1166.

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In: Journal - Geological Society (London), Vol. 150, No. 6, 01.11.1993, p. 1153-1166.

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Dart CJ, Bosence D, McClay KR. Stratigraphy and structure of the Maltese graben system. Journal - Geological Society (London). 1993 Nov 1;150(6):1153-1166. https://doi.org/10.1144/gsjgs.150.6.1153

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Dart, C. J. ; Bosence, Daniel ; McClay, K. R. / Stratigraphy and structure of the Maltese graben system. In: Journal - Geological Society (London). 1993 ; Vol. 150, No. 6. pp. 1153-1166.

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