|by Brian Mason and Simon Nathan (2001).
GSNZ Miscellaneous Publication 109.
Brian Mason started his career as a geologist in New Zealand, and studied geochemistry in Oslo and Stockholm. His pioneering "Principles of Geochemistry" has been read by many generations of geochemists. From 1965-84 he was Curator of Meteorites at the Smithsonian Institution, and played a leading role in collecting meteorites so that material was available for scientific study. In the photograph to the left, he surveys the products of several days collecting in the Wolf Creek crater.