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Eccles, D.R., Grunsky, E.C., Grobe, M. and Weiss, J. (2002): Structural-Emplacement Model for Kimberlitic Diatremes in Northern Alberta; Energy Resources Conservation Board, ERCB/AGS Earth Sciences Report 2001-01, 106 p.
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Last modified: April 15, 2013