The South Carolina Geological Survey, a division of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, provides reliable, unbiased scientific information to public and private decision-makers involved with land-use planning, environment, and economic development.

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  • South Carolina principal nonfuel mineral producing counties 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    In 1999, South Carolina ranked 24th among the 50 States in the total nonfuel mineral production. The estimated value of 1999 was $574 million, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). This was a 2% increase from ...
  • PROJECTED EARTHQUAKE INTENSITIES FOR SOUTH CAROLINA 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This map shows earthquake intensities, by county, based on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale.
  • Mineral resources map of South Carolina, 1997 

    Maybin, Arthur H.; South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 1997)
    This map shows mine sites, industrial plants and mineral resources in South Carolina.
  • Structural features of South Carolina 

    Maybin, Arthur H.; South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 1998)
    This is a map of South Carolina's structural features including faults.
  • Geologic Time Scale for South Carolina 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This sheet gives the geologic events in South Carolina broken down by eon, era, period and epoch.
  • MODIFIED MERCALLI INTENSITY SCALE 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; Niewendrop, Clark A. (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This sheet describes what happens during an earthquake as applied to the different values of the Mercalli Intensity Scale.
  • Prehistoric South Carolina earthquakes 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    In South Carolina, geologists have recently discovered evidence of at least five large paleoearthquakes during the past 5,000 years. This sheet describes the earthquakes with pictures and diagrams.
  • GEOLOGIC HAZARDS of the South Carolina Coastal Plain 2012 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; South Carolina Emergency Management Division (South Carolina State Library, 2012)
    This map has been designed as a planning tool for use by emergency managers for the response to and recovery from a hazardous geologic event, such as a large magnitude earthquake or a smaller occurrence such as a sinkhole ...
  • Generalized Geologic Map of South Carolina 2005 

    South Carolina Geological Survey; Nystrom, Paul G.; Maybin, Arthur H. (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This color map shows the geology of South Carolina, including coastal plain, triassic, Blue Ridge and Piedmont, intrusive igneous rocks, significant structural features and significant wave-cut scarps.
  • The rock cycle 

    South Carolina Geological Survey (South Carolina State Library, 2005)
    This diagram show how the different kinds of rocks (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) are formed.

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