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May 3, 1971

AIRMAIL

Dr. V.K. Nayak
Center of Advanced Research in
Geology
University of Saugar
P.O. Saugar (M.P.), India

Dear Dr. Nayak:

Thank you for your letter of April 22, and the analytical data on the possible meteorite. It is, however, not feasible to classify a meteorite solely on chemical data. It is essential to identify and if possible determine the composition of the minerals present, and preferable also examine the structure microscopically. If you will send me a sample of the material I shall be glad to do this for you.

At the same time I would like you to give us as much information as possible on locality of fall, time of fall, amount of material, etc., so that it can be adequately recorded.

With best regards.

Sincerely yours,

Brian Mason
Chairman
Department of Mineral Sciences

cc: R.S. Clarke
BM/rr
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