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Wild Appalachia: West Virginia Geological & Economic Survey


​MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — Along the banks of Cheat Lake in Monongalia County, you will find the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey.

Inside, the dinosaurs may steal the show but this agency goes well beyond the popular natural history exhibit. Dr. Jessica Moore is a geologist who serves as a director for the agency.

“The Geological Survey is an agency in state government,” Moore explained. “We are within the Department of Commerce and we are tasked with applied science and research on all of the geological features of the state.”

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