Mason Discovers New Class of Meteorites

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Dr. Brian Mason, scientist at the National Museum of Natural History, discovers a new class of meteorites while examining a large accumulation of meteoritic material collected in the Antarctic by a National Science Foundation expedition.


  • Mason, Brian Harold 1917-
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
  • National Science Foundation


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1978, p. 13

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


July, 1978


  • Discovery and exploration
  • Meteorites
  • Meteoritics
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Personnel management
  • Employees
  • Smithsonian Institution--Employees
  • Discovery
  • Research


  • Antarctica
  • Polar regions

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