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Snakes

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

State Gem Stone

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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.