People

Ty Genz (’21) worked on the East Tennessee Field Diamond project experimenting with techniques used for preparation of host rock samples for illite age analysis.

Jefferey Wells (’21) investigated the mineralization potential (formation of calcite, etc.) of water passing through the Kentucky dam in the Land Between the Lakes area (Northwest of campus ~ 1 hour). Although he is worked under guidance from Dr. Erik Haroldson, the project was initiated and developed entirely of Jefferey’s design.

Wells, J., and Haroldson, E.L., 2020, Sources of mineralization in Kentucky Dam, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 52, no. 2, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SE-345009



Angela Vogelpohl (’20) was an undergraduate geology major at APSU. She worked on the East Tennessee Field Diamond project, investigating fluid inclusions from the Mosheim Anticline locality. This work involved the preparation of doubly terminated quartz crystals into doubly polished thin sections, as well as, petrographic analysis followed by microthermometry of fluid inclusions. During petrographic analysis, UV light is used to determine the occurrence of petroleum bearing fluid inclusions.

Vogelpohl, A., Benoit, J., Kohl, M.S., and Haroldson, E.L., 2020, Fluid and solid inclusions in the Mosheim anticline occurrence of East Tennessee Field Diamonds (Quartz Crystals), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 52, no. 2, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SE-344560

Jeff Benoit (’20) worked on the East Tennessee Field Diamond project, assisting with sample cataloguing and preparation.

Vogelpohl, A., Benoit, J., Kohl, M.S., and Haroldson, E.L., 2020, Fluid and solid inclusions in the Mosheim anticline occurrence of East Tennessee Field Diamonds (Quartz Crystals), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 52, no. 2, doi: 10.1130/abs/2020SE-344560