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Mineral Resources


Mineral Publications Available:

GGMS-3
Mineral Resource Map of South Carolina 1:500,000 Scale (1997) by Arthur H. Maybin, III. $10.00

Bulletin 2
Catalog of the mineral localities of South Carolina by Earle Sloan (1908) reprinted (1979). $12.00

Open-File Report 112
South Carolina Principal Nonfuel Mineral Producing Counties (1998 updated 2007) by Clark Niewendorp. $4.00

Mineral Resources Series
Various publications

South Carolina Mineral Information:

USGS Minerals Yearbook Volume 1


USGS Minerals Yearbook 2005


The State Gem Stone is the Amethyst

Useful Links and Addresses:

BOB CAMPBELL GEOLOGY MUSEUM at Clemson University

Low Country Gem & Mineral Society (Charleston, SC)
c/o President Whit McMillan
P.O. Box 80275
Charleston, SC 29416-0275


Aiken Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Society

PO Box 267
Aiken, SC 29803-0267


Columbia Gem & Mineral Society


Pendleton District Gem and Mineral Society

*note: The addresses listed are for mailing purposes only.


South Carolina Geological Survey
5 Geology Road
Columbia, SC 29212
phone 803.896.7931 -or- fax 803.896.7695

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