Jefferey Wells is an undergraduate geology major at APSU. He is investigating 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 working under guidance from Dr. Erik Haroldson, the project was initiated and is being developed entirely of Jefferey’s design.
Angela Vogelpohl is an undergraduate geology major at APSU. She is working on the East Tennessee Field Diamond project, investigating fluid inclusions from the Mosheim Anticline locality. This work involves 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.
Jeff Benoit is an undergraduate geology major at APSU. Jeff is working on the East Tennessee Field Diamond project, assisting with sample cataloguing and preperation.