South Carolina geologic map data

A GIS database of geologic units and structural features in South Carolina, with lithology, age, data structure, and format written and arranged just like the other states.


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List geologic units by state or county

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Content Download Format
Geological attributes CSV format
Geologic units Shapefile, polygon
Faults Shapefile, arcs
Colors for lithology ArcMap Style [Instructions]



Outline - Questions & Answers - Plain text - XML
Legend indicating the meaning of colors on the interactive map



Horton, J.Wright, and Dicken, Connie L., 2001, Preliminary Geologic Map of the Appalachian Piedmont and Blue Ridge, South Carolina Segment: U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File Report 01-298, CD

Newell, Wayne L., Prowell, David (retired), Krantz, David, Powars, David, Mixon, Robert (retired), Stone, Byron, and Willard, Debra, in review, Surficial Geology and Geomorphology of the Atlantic Coastal Plain: U.S.G.S. Open File Report,

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Geologic units in South Carolina