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From subduction to collision in the northern Tibetan plateau : evidence from the early Silurian clastic rocks, northwestern China. / Yang, Jianghai; Du, Yuansheng; Cawood, Peter A.; Xu, Yajun.

In: The Journal of Geology, Vol. 120, No. 1, 01.2012, p. 49-67.

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Yang, J, Du, Y, Cawood, PA & Xu, Y 2012, 'From subduction to collision in the northern Tibetan plateau: evidence from the early Silurian clastic rocks, northwestern China' The Journal of Geology, vol. 120, no. 1, pp. 49-67. https://doi.org/10.1086/662717

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Yang, J., Du, Y., Cawood, P. A., & Xu, Y. (2012). From subduction to collision in the northern Tibetan plateau: evidence from the early Silurian clastic rocks, northwestern China. The Journal of Geology, 120(1), 49-67. https://doi.org/10.1086/662717

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Yang J, Du Y, Cawood PA, Xu Y. From subduction to collision in the northern Tibetan plateau: evidence from the early Silurian clastic rocks, northwestern China. The Journal of Geology. 2012 Jan;120(1):49-67. https://doi.org/10.1086/662717

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Yang, Jianghai ; Du, Yuansheng ; Cawood, Peter A. ; Xu, Yajun. / From subduction to collision in the northern Tibetan plateau : evidence from the early Silurian clastic rocks, northwestern China. In: The Journal of Geology. 2012 ; Vol. 120, No. 1. pp. 49-67.

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