On coal, with a ference to the important discovery in the South-East of England
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On coal, with a ference to the important discovery in the South-East of England by Arthur George Ent Gooch

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Published by Kenny & Co., Printers in London .
Written in English


  • Coal.,
  • Coal mines and mining.

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Statementby A. Ent Gooch.
The Physical Object
Pagination8 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21852856M

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