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Geologic map of the Patrick quadrangle, Chesterfield County, South Carolina

January 1, 2020

The Patrick 7.5 minute quadrangle, located in Chesterfield County, South Carolina, lies entirely within the upper Atlantic Coastal Plain province. Directly to the southeast in the Dovesville quadrangle, the Pliocene Orangeburg Scarp marks the western edge of marine terraces that characterize the upper limit of the middle Atlantic Coastal Plain. The geologic mapping for this quadrangle was done from 2013-2015 by Bradley A. Fitzwater at Old Dominion University as part of a Master’s thesis supervised by G. Richard Whittecar. Christopher S. Swezey (U.S. Geological Survey) and Fitzwater collaborated in the geologic mapping of both the Patrick quadrangle and the adjacent Middendorf quadrangle (Swezey et al., 2021). The geologic mapping was conducted using a lidar base from 2013, whereas this published product shows the geologic data on a USGS topographic map base from 1968. As a result of differences in resolution, the published map may display a few minor discrepancies with respect to alignment of geologic data with topographic and hydrologic features.

Publication Year 2020
Title Geologic map of the Patrick quadrangle, Chesterfield County, South Carolina
Authors Bradley A. Fitzwater, G. Richard Whittecar, Christopher S. Swezey
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype State or Local Government Series
Series Title Geologic Quadrangle Map
Series Number GQM-57
Index ID 70248462
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Florence Bascom Geoscience Center