Category Archives: Boxley-Beckley

Carboniferous Fossil Plants Kits Available!

We in the paleontology department have been very fortunate to have Dr. DB Poli, a VMNH research associate and professor at Roanoke College, working at the museum during her sabbatical. Dr. Poli has been aiding me in the collections room … Continue reading

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Lycopod trunk now on exhibit

Last year Boxley Materials donated and delivered to VMNH a large lycopod trunk section from the Beckley Quarry. Thanks to Boxley also manufacturing a cradle to hold the specimen, we’re now able to place the trunk on permanent exhibit in “Uncovering Virginia” at the entrance … Continue reading

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Earlham-Roanoke-VMNH field trip to Beckley

On Saturday VMNH, Roanoke College, and Earlham College ran a joint field trip to the Boxley-Beckley Quarry. In spite of atrocious weather that hovered close to freezing all day with a mixture of rain, snow, and hail, 24 intrepid students, … Continue reading

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Brief plant update

I’ve been inundated with new material over the last few weeks. In addition to our extensive Ordovician collecting, I’ve made two trips to Beckley to collect plant material, and DB and I are planning another trip there this Thursday (all while trying … Continue reading

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Beckley, again

I’ve been down with the flu or some similar illness for the last week, which has kept me away from the museum and most any other activity. Even though I’m still at home, I’ve finally recovered enough to blog on … Continue reading

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Boxley comes through again

Photo by Mel Cartwright/VMNH Charles Craddock from Boxley Materials delivered another great plant fossil to VMNH yesterday morning. The new specimen is a four-foot long plant trunk from Boxley’s quarry in Beckley, West Virginia. I think all the fossil plant material at the Beckley … Continue reading

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More plants

With a book chapter, Dino Day and an exhibit opening behind me, hopefully things will settle down a bit and I can actually work with some fossils; I was beginning to wonder if that was still part of my job!

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