This is a fossilized branch scar of the tree Lepidodendron.

Rock Type: Sandstone
Formation: Kanawha
Interval: Coalburg seam

Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approx. 307 million years.
Dimensions: 7.0 inches x 5.8 inches.


The reverse side of this double branch scar specimen shows a bark pattern characteristic of lepidodendron.


Location: Nicholas County, West Virginia; Ramp Run Surface Mine #1, located about 12 miles north of Summersville, West Virginia. Turn west off route 19 north of Summersville onto Spruce Run Road. Follow it about 7 miles. Turn right at the Terry Eagle Coal Company entrance sign.