West Virginia

Fossilized Coral, Image Credit: Bonnie Hird

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West Virginia Clubs

Instructions for adding/updating a club pin

Clubs can fill out and submit the form above to have a pin added/updated to the SFMS map. The information must be verified by the state director before a pin can be added/updated. The following are needed for the pin:

The following information is also included to help people learn about your club:

You will have to provide an email address so the state director can contact you. Once you submit the form, please allow 1 to 2 weeks for your state director to review the information.

About the image on this page

Fossilized Coral

The West Virginia state rock is coal and the state fossil is giant sloth. But oddly enough, the official state gem is not a gem, but a fossil - fossilized coral; in particular,  Mississippian age Lithostrotionella, a colonial coral. Highly silicified samples can be cut and polished as this beautiful specimen demonstrates. No wonder it was selected as the state gem.

Image Credit: Bonnie Hird