Thermal properties of rocks
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Thermal properties of rocks by Eugene C. Robertson

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Geological Survey, [Books and Open-file Reports Section, distributor] in [Denver, Colo.?] .
Written in English


  • Rocks -- Thermal properties.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (leaves 100-106).

Statementby Eugene C. Robertson.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 88-441., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 88-441.
ContributionsGeological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination2 microfiches
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Open LibraryOL17836405M

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