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China Clamps Down on Mining to Preserve Cambrian Site

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Science  24 Sep 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5692, pp. 1893-1894
DOI: 10.1126/science.305.5692.1893

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Strip-mining for phosphate imperils the Chengjiang region, a vast and remarkably rich site of early Cambrian fossils in China's southwestern Yunnan Province.