Reply to Comment by M.F. Pereira, J.B. Silva and C. Gama on “Baltic provenance of top-Famennian siliciclastic material of the northern Rhenish Massif, Rhenohercynian zone of the Variscan orogen, by Koltonik et al., International Journal of Earth Sciences (2018) 107:2645–2669”

Published on Mar 26, 2019in International Journal of Earth Sciences2.278
· DOI :10.1007/S00531-019-01692-Z
Katarzyna Kołtonik3
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(PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences),
Agnieszka Pisarzowska10
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(PAN: Polish Academy of Sciences)
+ 8 AuthorsWolfgang Franke9
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(Goethe University Frankfurt)
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