Dr. Larry Taylor,Professor of UT Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences "Chelyabinsk Meteorite"
Dr.Michael J Whitelaw ETSU Department of Geosciences
Dr.Don Byerly Emeritus Professor,UT Dept, Earth and Planetary Sciences on his book:
The Last Billion Years: A Geologic History of Tennessee
Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society, Inc.
The Knoxville Gem and Mineral Society (KGMS) is a nonprofit, educational and scientific interest groupthat meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 P.M. It is a family oriented organization with members from all walks of life who share an interest in studying, collecting, and sharing rocks, minerals and fossils.
Every year the KGMS puts together a Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. The proceeds from the annual show supports a principal goal of the KGMS, which is education. The KGMS provides enrichment programs and educational materials to east Tennessee Schools and scholarships in the Earth Sciences.