Get the best picture guide for hunting for Virginia’s fossil plants

Norton, Virginia, USA, 16 November 2017- Many people are not aware that the Appalachian region of Virginia is home to many fossil plants. Thomas F. McLoughlin has decided to make this truth known to all with his book titled “Plant Fossil Atlas from (Pennsylvanian) Carboniferous Age Found in Central Appalachian Coalfields”

This book is a picture guide to fossil plants and a few fossil marine organisms found in close association with the coal measures in the central Appalachian region. The fossils are sorted by groups and the specimens sampling site locations are listed by coal seam horizon and geographic location. Short descriptions of each group of fossil types are provided.

This publication has been designed with the amateur (rock hound) as well as a virtual guide for the more advanced collectors. Explanation of the different groups of plants in as close to layman’s terms as possible. The pictures in this book are very vivid and self explanatory. This is a must have for any fossil collector around the country.

Thomas F. McLoughlin structured this book so incredibly well in such a way that it will inspire even readers that are not fossil plant collectors to start doing so. The aim of the author is to make people aware of what plant fossils are in Virginia, and the fact that it has never been published before for Virginia.

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About the author

Thomas F. McLoughlin earned his Bachelor’s of science degree at Morehead State University at Morehead, Kentucky. In December, of 1979, he completed his Master’s of Science thesis in geology at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky. Then in June 1980, he later joined the US Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) where he worked as a geologist and coal-mine inspector for twenty-eight years. After retirement he explored outcrops (road cuts) in southwestern Virginia and parts of West Virginia.

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