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June 28, 1973

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

Dear Mr. Sundaram:

It has been a long time since I heard anything about our [[strikethrough]]lu[[/strikethrough]] ^[[Lo]]nar project. I sent the requested cable assuring hard currency support for Mr. Dube in addition to previous letters and our co-signed agreement. Would you please inform me about current status of the project and the plans of your Director General in this regard.

I just received a letter from Mr. Dube saying that his personal affairs are settled and that he should be ready to come if his permission can be obtained.

Anyhow, the joint paper on Lonar finally appeared and it is my pleasure to enclose a few reprints. I'm mailing out some 200 all over the world and I'll provide a copy of my mailing list plus more reprints if you wish.

Also, Dr. M. Fuller of the University of Pittsburg, well known for his work on magnetism recently visited here and took a great interest in Lonar. I gave him a few basalt samples for a preliminary study of their magnetic properties. He will be passing through India in October and would very much like to see the crater if this is aggreeable to you and the GSI. Possibly I would also accompany him, depending on the progress of our laboratory work.

I'm enclosing a brief bio-bibiliography for Dr. Fuller and hope that his visit (and mine) is acceptable and may coincide with the last drillings at Lonar. Also, if possible, a direct letter of invitation to Dr. Fuller would be helpful and greatly appreciated. His address is Professor M. Fuller, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 506 Langley Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, U.S.A.

Please accept my and my wife's warmest regards and best wishes. 

Sincerely,

Kurt Fredricksson
Geochemist
Division of Meteorites

KF/st
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