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The Virginia transect site is located about 20 km from Lexington, VA, home of Washington and Lee University. The site is within the Goshen Wildlife Management Area, east of the Goshen Branch. The shale is Rose Hill Shale. The site has thick forest cover and is situated on a very flat ridgetop flanked by steep slopes, at an elevation of 2800 ft. Winters are cold and summers are warm. Mean annual precipitation is 140 cm and mean annual temperature is 13 °C.

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    Lixin Jin and Meredith Townsend auger the ridgetop location. 

    The Virginia transect site is located about 20 km from Lexington, VA, home of Washington and Lee University. The site is within the Goshen Wildlife Management Area, east of the Goshen Branch. The shale is Rose Hill Shale. The site has thick forest cover and is situated on a very flat ridgetop flanked by steep slopes, at an elevation of 2800 ft. Winters are cold and summers are warm. Mean annual precipitation is 140 cm and mean annual temperature is 13 °C.  The site is located at 37.92708 latitude and -79.54665 longitude. 

    David Harbor joins the augering fun!

    Lixin Jin and Meredith Townsend auger the ridgetop location. 

    David Harbor joins the augering fun!

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    Shale Transect Site - Virginia
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    13 °C Mean Annual Temp
    1400 mm Mean Annual Precipitation

    Winters are cold and summers are warm. Mean annual precipitation is 140 cm and mean annual temperature is 13 °C.