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Synopsis of the geology of Canada

being a summary of the principal terms employed in Canadian geological nomenclature

by Henry Marc Ami

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Published by s.n. in [Ottawa? .
Written in English

  • Geology -- Canada.,
  • Géologie -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Henry M. Ami
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches -- no. 26308, CIHM/ICMH microfiche series -- no. 26308
    ContributionsRoyal Society of Canada
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 microfiche (24 fr.).
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24141098M
    ISBN 100665263082

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