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- Metageologist: Thanks for the informative update! (18 days 4 hours ago)
- Virginia Raines: In reference to the quote below taken from the article, first of all the name Britain does... (20 days 12 hours ago)
- Metageologist: Hi Marina, My original Wikipedia link appears to have been updated and the reference removed.... (49 days 13 hours ago)
- uair01: This was nice to read. As an amateur I’ve read several geology textbooks but in the field... (33 days 3 hours ago)
- Heva Nurhayani: Can you tell me, what is different between P-T path and P-T-t D? (40 days 1 hour ago)
- Metageologist: On this subject, Jodrell Bank itself was briefly the only means Britain had to detect Russian... (56 days 13 hours ago)
- Unifore: You write geological articles in the novelist way. It’s quite easy to understand. Thank you. (75 days 16 hours ago)
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