Review of Late Jurassic-early Miocene sedimentation and plate-tectonic evolution of northern California: illuminating example of an accretionary margin

  title={Review of Late Jurassic-early Miocene sedimentation and plate-tectonic evolution of northern California: illuminating example of an accretionary margin},
  author={W. Gary Ernst},
  journal={Chinese Journal of Geochemistry},
  • W. Ernst
  • Published 7 February 2015
  • Geology
  • Chinese Journal of Geochemistry
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