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Suitability of bedrock for construction stone in the Greenville 1° x 2° quadrangle, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina

January 1, 1994

This map presents a qualitative regional assessment of the resource potential of bedrock for use as construction stone the the Greenville 1° by 2° quadrangle. Other studies will include metallic minerals (D'Agostine and others, in press a), gold (D'Agostino an others, in press b), and non-metallic commodities (D'Agostino and others, in press c). Construction stone, as used here in the context of bedrock suitability, refers mainly to dimension stone and crushed stone. Abundant supplies of bedrock and alluvial sand and gravel are available from numerous sources in the quadrangle. There is a modern quarry industry with 176 active and inactive quarries situated in the quadrangle--153 in Georgia, 23 in South Carolina, and one in North Carolina. Sixty-five dimension-stone quarries are located in a single granite mass, the Elberton Granite, in Elbert, Madison, and Oglethorpe Counties, Ga. There are numerous undeveloped sources of moderate amounts of stream sand and gravel and major abundant upland residual clay deposits in the quadrangle area.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1993
Title Suitability of bedrock for construction stone in the Greenville 1° x 2° quadrangle, South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina
DOI 10.3133/mf2215A
Authors John P. D'Agostino, J. Wright Horton, Arthur E. Nelson, James W. Clarke
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series Number 2215
Index ID mf2215A
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse