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[[University Seal]] Monash University
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DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING
Chairman: Professor I. J. Polmear


                         21 September 1977


Dr. Roy S. Clarke Jr.,
Curator,
Division of Meteorites,
National Museum of Natural History,
Smithsonian Institution,
[[underline]]WASHINGTON[[underline]], D.C.   20560
United States of America.


Dear Dr. Clarke,


       Thank you for your letter of September 9th, and comments on the USNM collection of IVB meteorites.

       I appreciate your point about the exhibit specimens of Ternera and Iquique, it would be a pity to take samples from such specimens.

       I agree with you that Weaver Mountains may only duplicate my results on Tawallah Valley, a better approach at this time would seem to be to examine specimens which are obviously different from those I have already investigated.  It may be possible to borrow Weaver Mountains and Skookum Gulch later for a purely optical examination.

       With sincere thanks,


                         Yours,

                         [[signed]]RJago[[signed]]

                         [[underline]]Richard A. Jago.[[underline]]
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