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Roadside Geology of West Virginia


Learn about the Geology of West Virginia with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 297 pages that are packed with detailed information about West Virginia Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of West VirginiaTable of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
INTRODUCTION1
Formation of the Earth3
Minerals and Rocks7
Geologic Time10
GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF WEST VIRGINIA14
Laying the Foundation: Proterozoic time to 460 million years ago14
Mountains and Seas: 460 to 250 million years ago17
Shaping the Modern Landscape: 250 million years ago to present time20
APPALACHIAN PLATEAUS PROVINCE25
Cyclothems of the Pennsylvanian Period27
NORTHERN BASIN28
I-64: Kenova - Huntington - Charleston30
Teays Valley32
I-70 and I-470: Pennsylvania State Line - Wheeling35
I-77: Williamstown - Parkersburg - Charleston37
I-79: Pennsylvania State Line - Morgantown - Charleston40
US 50: Grafton - Clarksburg - Parkersburg49
Oil and Gas in the Burning Springs Anticline53
WV 2: Chester - Weirton - Parkersburg57
Ohio River60
SOUTHERN BASIN68
I-64: Beckley - White Sulphur Springs - Virginia State Line71
Karst of the Appalachian Plateaus76
Lost World Caverns78
I-77/I-64: Charleston - Beckley83
I-77: Beckley - Princeton - East River Mountain Tunnel86
US 19: Exit 57 of I-79 - Summersville - Beckley92
New River Gorge98
US 52: Huntington - Williamson - Virginia State Line101
Pinnacle Rock State Park115
US 119: South Charleston - Kentucky State Line118
ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN SECTION125
I-68: Morgantown - Maryland State Line127
Dorsey's Knob Park129
Coopers Rock State Forest132
US 33: I-79 - Buckhannon - Elkins - Seneca Rocks138
US 50: Skyline - Grafton150
US 219: Marlinton - Elkins - Maryland State Line155
WV 7: Morgantown - Maryland State Line160
Cranesville Swamp168
WV 32: Thomas - Harman169
Blackwater Falls171
Dolly Sods Wilderness Area174
VALLEY AND RIDGE PROVINCE179
US 33: Seneca Rocks - Franklin - Virginia State Line182
Seneca Rocks184
Germany Valley Overlook188
US 48: Davis - Moorefield - Virginia State Line196
US 50: Virginia State Line - Romney - Skyline211
US 460 and US 219: Bluefield - Lewisburg - Marlinton218
Narrows Gap through East River Mountain222
Beartown State Park228
Devils Backbone along WV 39230
US 220: Keyser - Moorefield - Petersburg - Virginia State Line234
Smoke Hole239
US 522: Virginia State Line - Berkeley Springs - Hancock (Maryland)244
WV 92 and WV 28: White Sulphur Springs - Petersburg250
BLUE RIDGE PROVINCE AND THE GREAT VALLEY261
I-81: Potomac River (Maryland Border) - Ridgeway (Virginia)264
WV 9: Martinsburg - Charles Town266
Harpers Ferry267
GLOSSARY OF TERMS271
BIBLIOGRAPHY278
INDEX285