Environmental classification of the peat deposits in the wetlands of Maine
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Published by The Survey in [Reston, Va.?] .
Written in English


  • Peat -- Maine

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Microfiche. [Denver, Colo. : U.S. Geological Survey, 1983?]. 1 microfiche ; 11 x 15 cm

Statementby Cornelia C. Cameron ; prepared in cooperation with the Maine Geological Survey ; United States Department of the Interior, Geological Survey
SeriesOpen-file report -- 83-413, Open-file report (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- 83-413
ContributionsMaine Geological Survey, Geological Survey (U.S.)
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13565158M

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