Rock Type: Gray shale
Formation: Kanawha
Interval: Coalburg seam
Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approx. 307 million years.
Size: Specimen measures 8 inches by 4 inches.


The leaves of Lepidodendron resemble certain species of modern conifers. Known as lepidophylloides these needle clusters are usually less than 1/2 inch across. This specimen measured is about 2 inches across and is a good example of how the mature leaf terminates.


Location: Logan County, West Virginia-- about 5 miles north of Logan, WV on Route 119. Collected along the outslopes of a 150-ft. highwall cut created for a Walmart and Lowe's shopping center.