State Gem Stone


Amethyst is the state gem stone, designated in 1969. Amethyst is a purple variety of quartz with shades varying from a light violet to a deep grape color. South Carolina is one of three states where amethyst of good quality can be found in the United States. 



All 4 types of the poisonous snakes found in the United States live in South Carolina: rattlesnake, copperhead, cottonmouth, and the coral snake.