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Nicholas E Powell

Nick is a Geologist at the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center.  He works in the Bascom 40Ar/39Ar Dating Lab and assists in Blue Ridge/Piedmont mapping research.

I joined the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center in Fall of 2022 as a Geologist working in the Bascom 40Ar/39Ar Dating (BARD) Lab.  Prior to this, I received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Appalachian State University in 2019, and a Master of Science degree in geological sciences from University of Kentucky in 2021.  My research has/is focused largely on combining petrologic and geochemical observations with geo- and thermochronology to understand the timing and conditions of Appalachian orogenesis.  

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