Rock Type: Siderite (iron carbonate)
Interval: 5-Block seam
Age: Middle Pennsylvanian Period, approx. 303 million years.
Collected April, 1997.
If anyone knows what this might be I would like to hear from you!!
Found in association with Neuropteris. These specimens stand vertically, as shown, surrounded by shale matrix. Specimen shown is approximately actual size.
Location: Wayne County, West Virginia; Rollem Fork Surface Mine #2, located about 8.5 miles west of Atenville, West Virginia. Take Route 68 west for 3 miles, turn left on Route 68 / 1 (Francis Creek Road) and drive approximately 6 miles. Just before Frances Creek empties into Kiah Creek a dirt road branches off to the right up a small hill. Site is 1 mile up this dirt road on the right.