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Geologic Maps of West Virginia

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Page-Sized Simplified Geologic Map

  • USGS and FGDC-compliant color scheme showing Precambrian, Mesozoic and Cenozoic units
  • Description on page two
  • Choose a high or low resolution map below
  • Or choose the interactive, layered PDF in which you can turn layers on and off, such as geologic eras or periods and text. View and print what you want (Information on interactive, layered PDFs).
PDF icon Download the high-resolution map   (PDF, 7.71 MB)
PDF icon Download the low-resolution map   (PDF, 2.71 MB)
PDF icon Download map with ability to turn on/off individual layers   (PDF, 5.40 MB).
Download spatial data used for this map via a Request Form. (This data set is based on the recently updated spatial files for the 1968 Geologic Map and more accurately represents the original paper map. Data are also in the USGS Geologic Map Schema (GeMS).) New!
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WVGES Map-1, Detailed State Geologic Map (Print or Digital)

Our 1:250,000-scale, 42" x 58", 400 dpi map in either printed (on two sheets) or in digital format is available from our Publications Catalog, Map-1.
Included on this map are:

More Map Links

WVGES produces a large variety of maps. Please visit our Maps and GIS Files Related to West Virginia Geology page for links to interactive and static maps of coal, oil and gas, geothermal, broadband, STATEMAP detailed mapping, and more.

More Geologic Information

Our website is full of information pertaining to the state's geology. You may wish to start with the following pages:
Page last revised August 31, 2022.
Please send web site questions, comments, or suggestions to webmaster.
WVGES address   WV Geological & Economic Survey
1 Mont Chateau Road
Morgantown, WV 26508
Phone: (304) 594-2331
Fax: (304) 594-2575
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