I will be in UK in January and wonder if it would be possible to visit you
and tour your lab. I could give a talk if anyone wanted to hear it, fluids
in the Adirondacks or the ion probe work on ALH84001. My plans are a bit in
the air and i am trying to finalize them. I will attend the Min Soc
conference in London Jan 7-9 and probably go to Edinburgh on the 10th or
11th. Jan 5 or 6 would be good. Jan 10 might also work if I can't get on
the ion probe until Monday.
Jean told me a while ago that you had trouble with the GCA paper describing
your new techniques. I thought that my review was very favorable and that
you would be accepted with minor revision, but perhaps the question mark by
"belongs in another journal" was misinterpreted. It was not meant to
suggest rejection of the paper, merely that Chem Geol is a common place for
detailed techniques papers. After talking to Jean, I wished that i hadn't
put that question mark in. I think your work is at the forefront and
deserves to be published in forefront journals. I hope that the paper is
accepted now. If so, I would love to get a reprint or revised preprint.
John W. Valley,
Professor and Chairman phone: 608-263-5659
Dept. of Geology and Geophysics fax: 608-262-0693
Univ. of Wisconsin http://www.geology.wisc.edu/valley.html
1215 W. Dayton St.
Madison, WI 53706, USA