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                                        March 28, 1977

Airmail

Mrs. P. Muir
Research School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University
P.O. Box 4
Canberra, A.C.T., Australia 2600

Dear Pat,

    Thank your for your recent letter. I'm glad to hear the analyses of the Allende inclusions are progressing. Ross called me from Houston during the Lunar Science Conference (I was too tied up here in Washington to attend) and we discussed the work, and he has also send me the major-element analyses, which I am studying at the moment. I am hoping to get to Australia later this year, mainly because of the need to do some more field work on the australite problem, but I would certainly plan to spend some time in Canberra also.

    I am interested to learn that you will be visiting Menlo Park in May. I don't expect to be on the west coast at that time, but will keep it in mind. The job situation in this country is quite tight at the present time (we have two post-doctoral fellows in this department who have nothing lined up after their fellowships expire, despite a lot of searching). With your qualifications in a position in a university research organization is always a possibility; however, you may find that, being a non-citizen, you would need to acquire a work permit.

    Virginia and George are thriving, and join me in best wishes to Lisa and yourself.

                                 Yours ever,

                                 Brian Mason
                                 Curator
                                 Department of Mineral Sciences

BM/ks
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