Bureau of Mines / Minerals yearbook: Area reports: domestic 1978-79
Year 1978-79, Volume 2 (1978-1979)
Boyle, James R.; Olson, Norman K.
South Carolina, pp. 469-476 PDF (856.4 KB)
470 MINERALS YEARBOOK, 1978-79 Table 2.—Value of nonfuel mineral production in South Carolina, by county' (Thousands) County 1977 1978 Minerals ~ro~ce0aii~~ 1978 Aiken Anderson Bamberg Berkeley Charleston Cherokee $14,366 W 70 3,184 606 3,424 $17,100 W 115 W 283 4,185 Clays,sandandgravel. Stone, sand and gravel. SandandgraveL Stone. Sand and gravel. Stone, clays, sand and gravel, mica, manganiferous ore. Sand and gravel. Sand and gravel, stone. Sand and gravel. Sandandgravel,peat. SandandgraveL Cement, stone, clays, sand and gravel. Clays. Stone. Chestar ChesterfielcL Clarendon Colleton Dillon Dorchester Edgefield FairfieliL W W 140 W 84 36,670 76 W W W 140 W W 50,849 17 W Florence Georgetown Greenvllle 1,028 W W 1,001 W W Sand and gravel. Stone, sand and gravel. Do. Greenwood Horry Jasper Kershaw Lancaster Laurens Lexington Marion Marlboro Newberry Oconee W W W W W W W W W 32 163 W W W W W W W W W 52 368 Stone, clays, sand and graveL Sand and gravel, stone, clays. Sandandgravel. Sandandgravel,clays,stone. Mica, sand and gravel, clays. Vermiculite, stone. Sand and gravel, stone, clays. Clays, sandandgravel. Sand and gravel, clays. Clays. Stone. Orangeburg Pickens Richiand Saluda Spartanburg Sumter Union York Undistributed2 Total3 29,251 W* W 6 W W W W 55,099 38,752 W W 52 W 2,820 W W 67,069 Cement, stone, clays, sand and gravel. Stone. Stone, clays, sand and graveL Clays. Stone, sand and gravel. Sand and gravel, clays. SandandgraveL Stone, sand and gravel, clays. 144,201 182,801 W Withheld to avoid disclosing company proprietary date; included with "Undistributed." ' The following counties are not listed because no nonfuel mineral production was reported: Abbeville, Allendale, Barnwell, Beaufort, Calhoun, Darlington, Hampton, Lee, McCormick, and Williamsburg. 2lncludes gem stones and values indicated by symbol W. 3Data may not add to totals shown because of independent rounding. $400 million aluminum-reduction plant in and report Statewide mapping needs. The Berkeley County. The plant, with a planned 22-member committee, composed of reprecapacity of 197,000 tons per year, was sched- sentatives from the public and private seculed for completion in 1980 and was ex- tors, was expected to consolidate Statewide pected to be operating at full capacity in mapping requirements into an annual re1981. Alumax planned to import alumina port to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), from Australia through the port of Charles- develop standards for mapping in the State, ton in monthly shipments of about 30,000 to eliminate unnecessary duplication of map40,000 tons each. It was projected that the ping efforts, and develop Statewide support plant will require 350 megawatts of electric- for coordinated and cost-effective financing ity, and plans were for South Carolina of mapping programs. Public Service Authority (Santee Cooper) to The USGS and the Federal Bureau of supply this electricity from its expanded Mines conducted a study of a 1,500-acre Winyah Electric Generating Station near area in the Wambaw Swamp in eastern Georgetown. Of the total investment, Alu- South Carolina that was proposed for desigmax expected to spend approximately $40 nation as a Federal wilderness area. Almillion on pollution control equipment. though phosphate, uranium, peat, sand, Nassau Recycle Corp. was investing $50 heavy minerals, and clay exist within the million in a new recycling facility south of study area, the area has a low potential for Columbia near Gaston. The facility was mineral development because these minerplanned as a center to recycle copper and als are present only in limited amounts. In other metals for the Bell Telephone system. addition, the phosphate and uranium in the Legislation and Government Pro- area are of considerably lower grade t~ian grams.—A South Carolina Mapping Adviso- that presently being mined elsewhere in the ry Committee was established to consider United States.
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