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Virginia minerals and rocks. by Richard Vincent Dietrich

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Published by Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg .
Written in English



  • Virginia.


  • Mineralogy -- Virginia,
  • Petrology -- Virginia,
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Virginia

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Edition Notes

SeriesVirginia Polytechnic Institute [Blacksburg. Engineering Experiment Station] Engineering Experiment Station series,, no. 137, Bulletin of the Virginia Polytechnic Institute,, v. 53, no. 3
LC ClassificationsTA7 .V5 no. 137
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p.
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL217664M
LC Control Numbera 60001277

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