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August 3, 1973

AIRMAIL

Mr. R. K. Sundaram
Director
International Wing
Geological Survey of India
27 Jawaharlal Nehru Road
Calcutta 13, India

Dear Mr. Sundaram:

Thank you for your kind letter of July 18, 1973.

Mr. Dube arrived on that same day and is now fully acclimatized and working on the analyses of Lonar glasses and breccias.  He is also participating in work on some lunar samples, and I've listed him as a collaborator in my pending proposal to NASA re Lonar and lunar samples.  Maybe this can lead to the acceptance of some GSI scientist^[[s]] as co-investigators, if this is still in your interest.  Thank you again for all your help in these matters.

I've now sent some reprints to Mr. Balasundaram.  Thanks for giving me his address.

I am sorry to say I do not know anything about the structure SSE of Ramgahr.  I'll discuss the matter with Dr. Milton and perhaps he could visit the area in connection with our anticipated last visit to Lonar (October or November 1973)?

In regard to Professor Fuller I have followed your advise and written D. G. (copy enclosed) requesting permission for him to visit Lonar.  However, his schedule has been moved up and he will be leaving Tokyo for Cairo in mid September so his visit to Calcutta and Lonar would have to be at the end of September, which is before Mr. Dube's return and also too early for me and Dr. Milton.  I hope it can still be arranged and I shall much appreciate your help and advise.

With my and my wife's warmest personal regards.

Sincerely,

Kurt Fredriksson
Geochemist
Division of Meteorites

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