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List of U.S. state minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones

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Some American states have made a state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone and/or gemstone, however.

In the chart below the year in parentheses are the year when that mineral, rock, stone or gemstone was officially made a State symbol or emblem.

State by state listingEdit

State Mineral Rock or Stone Gemstone
Alabama[1]
 
Hematite (1967)
 
Marble (1969)
Alaska[2]  
Arizona[3]
 
Copper[4] (Arizona's nickname is "the Copper State")
 
Arkansas[5]
 
Bauxite (1967)
California[A][6]
 
Gold California's nickname is the Golden State
 
Serpentine (1965)
 
Benitoite (1985)
Colorado[B][7]
 
Aquamarine (1971)
Connecticut[8]
 
Almandine Garnet (1977)
 
Delaware[9]    
Florida[C][10]  
 
Moonstone (1970)
Georgia[11]
 
Staurolite (1976)
 
 
Quartz (1976)
Hawaiʻi    
Idaho[13]    
Illinois[14]
 
Fluorite (1965)
   
Indiana[15]    
Iowa[16]  
 
quartz Geode (1967)
 
Kansas      
Kentucky[17]
 
Coal (1998)
Louisiana[18]    
 
Agate (1976)
Maine[19]    
Maryland[20]    
Massachusetts[D][21]
 
Rhodonite (1979)
Michigan[22]  
 
Petoskey stone fossilized coral (1965)
Minnesota[23]    
Mississippi[24]    
Missouri[25]
 
Mozarkite (1967)
 
Montana[26]    
 
Montana Sapphire

and
 
Montana Agate
Nebraska[27]  
 
Prairie agate (1967)
 
Blue agate (1967)
Nevada[28]
 
Silver Nevada's nickname is the Silver State
 
Sandstone (1987)
 
Precious Gemstone: Black fire opal

 
Semiprecious Gemstone: Turquoise
New Hampshire[29]
 
Beryl (1985)
 
Granite (1985) New Hampshire's nickname is the Granite State
New Jersey[30]      
New Mexico[31]    
 
Turquoise (1967)
New York[32]    
 
Garnet (1967)
North Carolina[33]
 
Gold (2011)
 
Granite (1979)
 
Emerald (1973)
North Dakota[34]      
Ohio[35]    
 
Ohio flint (1965)
Oklahoma[36]    
Oregon[E][37]  
 
Thunderegg agate (1965)
 
Oregon sunstone labradorite (1987)
Pennsylvania[38]      
Rhode Island[39]
 
Bowenite serpentine (1966)
 
South Carolina[40]  
 
Blue granite (1969)
 
Amethyst (1969)
South Dakota[41]  
 
Fairburn agate (1966)
Tennessee[42]  
 
Limestone (1979)

and
 
Tennessee Paint Rock Agate (1969)
Texas[43]
 
Precious Metal: Silver (2007)
 
Gemstone: Texas blue topaz (1969)

 
Gem Cut: "Lone Star Cut" (1977)
Utah[44]
 
Copper (1994)
 
Coal (1991)
 
Topaz (1969)
Vermont[45]
 
Granite (1992)

and
 
Marble (1992)

and
 
Slate (1992)
Virginia[46]      
Washington[47]    
West Virginia[F][48]  
 
Mississippian Lithostrotionella fossil coral (1990)
Wisconsin[50]
 
Red granite (1971)
 
Wyoming[51]    

ReferencesEdit

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  2. "State of Alaska". Alaska Symbols. State of Alaska. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  3. "State of Arizona Secretary of State". Arizona Symbols. State of Arizona. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  4. Blair, Gerry. 2008. Rockhounding Arizona, A Guide to 75 of the State's Best Rockhounding Sites. Giulford, Connecticut: Morris Book Publishing, LLC, p. xii. ISBN 978-0-7627-4449-7
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  6. "State of California Symbols". California Symbols. State of California. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  7. "State of Colorado Symbols". Colorado Symbols. State of Colorado. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  8. "State of Connecticut – Sites, Seals and Symbols". State of Connecticut. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  9. "Delaware Facts and Symbols". State of Delaware. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  10. "State of Florida Symbols". Florida Symbols. State of Florida. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  11. "Georgia State Symbols". Georgia Secretary of State Archives. State of Georgia. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  12. Grigg, Richard W. (1993). "Precious Coral Fisheries of Hawaii and the U.S. Pacific Islands". Marine Fisheries Review (Seattle, Washington: National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA) 55 (2): 54. http://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/mfr552/mfr5527.pdf. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
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  14. "Illinois Facts – Symbols". State of Illinois. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
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  19. "Maine Symbols". State of Maine. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
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  21. "Massachusetts Symbols". State of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
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  26. "State Gem, Montana Code Annotated section 1-1-501". Montana Legislature. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  27. "Nebraska Symbols". State of Nebraska. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  28. "Nevada Symbols". State of Nevada. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  29. "Fast New Hampshire Facts". State of New Hampshire. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  30. "Official Symbols of the State of New Jersey". State of New Jersey. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  31. "New Mexico Symbols". State of New Mexico. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  32. "New York State Information". State of New York. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  33. "The State Symbols". State of North Carolina. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  34. "State Symbols". State of North Dakota. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  35. "Ohio Symbols". State of Ohio. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  36. "Oklahoma State Icons". State of Oklahoma. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  37. "Oregon Symbols". State of Oregon. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  38. "Rocks and Minerals". Pennsylvania Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  39. "Facts and History". State of Rhode Island. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  40. "South Carolina Symbols". State of South Carolina. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  41. "South Dakota Symbols". State of South Dakota. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  42. "Tennessee Symbols" (PDF). State of Tennessee. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  43. "Texas Symbols". State of Texas. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  44. "Utah Symbols". State of Utah. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  45. "Vermont Emblems". State of Vermont. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
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  47. "Washington Symbols". State of Washington. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  48. "State Facts". State of West Virginia. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
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