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Brown, Cathleen

National Museum of Natural History staff

I have vast experience working on granitic pegmatites and have visited over 100 of them.  I have conducted geochemical and petrographical research on granitic pegmatites in California, Maine, North Carolina and Virginia.

Background And Education

Education And Training


Selected Publications


Responsible Collections Areas

  • National Rock and Ore Collection, Smithsonian Institution

Outreach Overview

  • Was co-leader in several "PEGCAMPS" in Maine, Colorado and Southern California.  Pegcamps are a one week, intensive field camp to instruct students on aspects of pegmatite mineralogy, petrology, formation, field identification and exploration.