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March 2000

Gohn, G.S., and Edwards, L.E., 2000, Preliminary stratigraphic database for the subsurface Tertiary and uppermost Cretaceous sediments of Dorchester County, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-049, CD-ROM.

This report consists of four chapters that contain a GIS database and supporting information. The report describes the subsurface lower Tertiary and uppermost Cretaceous geology of Dorchester County, which is located in the central part of the South Carolina Coastal Plain. Chapter A contains the database, which consists of spatially referenced stratigraphic columns and biostratigraphic data tables for selected corehole sections. Chapter B contains an overview of the geology of Dorchester County written in HTML format. Chapter C contains printable versions of the corehole sections in a non-GIS format, and Chapter D presents a palynologic study of the Maastrichtian sections found in Dorchester County and elsewhere in the South Carolina Coastal Plain; this chapter also is in HTML format.


May 1999

Edwards, L.E., Gohn, G.S., Self-Trail, J.M., Prowell, D.C., Bybell, L.M., Bardot, L.P., Firth, J.V., Huber, B.T., Frederiksen, N.O., and MacLeod, K.G., 1999, Physical stratigraphy, paleontology, and magnetostratigraphy of the USGS-Santee Coastal Reserve Core (CHN-803), Charleston County, South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey Open-file Report 99-308, 66 p.

Lithologic, stratigraphic, paleontologic, and magnetostratigraphic data and interpretations for a 545-ft-deep corehole drilled in northeastern Charleston County. Upper Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, and Quaternary deposits were encountered in the core. This report is supplied on paper and as an Adobe Acrobat(R) file on diskette.


May 1999

Norris, R.D., Huber, B.T., and Self-Trail, J.M., 1999, Synchroneity of the K-T oceanic mass extinction and meteorite impact: Blake Nose, western North Atlantic, 1999, Geology, v. 27, no. 5, p. 419-422.

Terminal Cretaceous events are recorded from the area offshore from the Southeastern Coastal Plain. Published by The Geological Society of America.


Spring 1999

Sanders, A.E., editor, 1999, Paleobiology of the Williamsburg Formation (Black Mingo Group; Paleocene) of South Carolina, U.S.A., Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, v. 88, no. 4, 276 p.

Project scientists contributed four chapters to this volume:


Part 2: Geology of the Black Mingo Group (Paleocene) in the Kingstree and St. Stephen Areas of South Carolina, Robert E. Weems and Laurel M. Bybell, p. 9-27.

Part 3: Dinoflagellates from the Black Mingo Group (Paleocene) of South Carolina, Lucy E. Edwards, p. 28-48.

Part 6: Actinopterygian Fish Remains from the Paleocene of South Carolina, Robert E. Weems, p. 147-164.

Part 7. Paleocene Turtle Remains from South Carolina, J. Howard Hutchison and Robert E. Weems, p. 165-195.


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