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                          July 26, 1977



AIRMAIL

Mr. D.R. Gregg
Director, Tasmanian Museum
G.P.O. Box 1164M
Hobart, Australia  7001

Dear Don,

     Thank you very much for your letter of July 21.  I greatly appreciate your efforts on my behalf in trying to locate Tasmanian tektites; I am somewhat dismayed at their evident rarity.  Thank you for the offer of the loan of your three specimens for non-destructive examination; however, I will not take up the offer at this time.  For my investigation I really need ten or more specimens, preferably from a single locality, to explore the range of composition.  If you succeedd in acquiring the collection of the proppector from Port Davey, I would be keenly interested in examining it.

     With best regards.

                          Sincerely yours,

                          Brian Mason
                          Curator
                          Department of Mineral Sciences

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