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Geology Across America

Presented here are:

Geological State Symbols of America

An in depth description of the geologically and paleontolgically related state symbols found across the United States.

 

Geology of the National Parks Through Pictures

Pictures of the National Parks across the United States and a brief geological background of those photos from my travels. Not all National Parks have been visited and not all geological features are highlighted. Just the ones I have been able to see and describe.

 

I also have done a small sampling of the National Parks in Canada, which you can get to through this link:


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States Geological State Symbols by Category

State

State Rock/Stone

State Mineral

State Gem/

Gemstone

State Fossil
State Dinosaur
Other Geo State Symbols
Marble
Hematite
Star Blue Quartz
Basilosaurus cetoides
Gold
Jade

Woolly Mammoth 

(Mammuthus primigenius)

Turquoise

Petrified Wood

(Araucarioxylon arizonicum)

Copper

(Metal)

Bauxite
Quartz Crystal
Diamond
Arkansaurus fridayi
Serpentine
Gold
Benitoite

Smilodon fatalis 

(saber-toothed cat)   

Augustynolophus morrisi

Yule Marble
Rhodochrosite
Aquamarine
Stegosaurus

Almandine

Garnet

Eubrontes giganteus

Dinosaur Track

Dilophosaurus
Sillimanite

Belemnitella americana

(Belemnite)

Potomac Bluestone
"Capitalsaurus"

Agatized Coral

Moonstone
Staurolite
Quartz
Shark Tooth
Black Coral
Star Garnet

Hagerman Horse Fossil

(Equus simplicidens)

Fluorite
Tully Monster

Limestone

Geode

Pteranodon

(Flying Fossil)

Tylosaurus

(Marine Fossil)

Kentucky Agate
Coal
Freshwater Pearl
Brachiopod
Agate
Cabochon Cut Oyster Shell
Petrified Palmwood
Tourmaline
Pertica quadrifaria
Patuxent River Stone
Ecphora gardnerae
Astrodon johnstoni

Roxbury Puddingstone

(Rock)

Granite

(Building Stone)

Babingtonite
Rhodonite
Dinosaur Tracks

Dighton Rock

(Explorer Rock)

Rolling Rock

(Glacial Rock)

Plymouth Rock

(Historical Rock)

Petoskey Stone
Isle Royale Greenstone
Mastodon
Lake Superior Agate
Petrified Wood
Prehistoric Whales
Mozarkite
Galena
Crinoid (Crinoidea)
Hypsibema missouriense

Montana Agate

and

Sapphire

Duck-Billed Dinosaur
Prairie Agate
Blue Chalcedony
Mammoth
Sandstone

Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

(Precious Gemstone)

Nevada Turquoise

(Semi-Precious Gemstone)

Ichthyosaur

Silver

(Metal)

Granite
Beryl
Smoky Quartz
Hadrosaurus foulkii
Turquoise
Coelophysis
Garnet
Eurypterus remipes
Granite
Gold

Emerald

(Precious Stone)

Megalodon Shark Teeth
Teredo Petrified Wood
Ohio Flint
Isotelus Trilobite
Rose Rock

Hourglass Selenite Crystal

(Crystal)

Saurophaganax Maximus
Acrocanthosaurus atokensis
Thunderegg
Oregonite & Josephinite
Oregon Sunstone
Metasequoia
Trilobite
Cumberlandite
Bowenite
Blue Granite
Amethyst
Columbian Mammoth
Rose Quartz
Fairburn Agate
Triceratops

Black Hills Gold

(Jewelry)

Limestone
Agate
Tennessee River Pearl
Pterotrigonia
Petrified Palmwood
Texas Blue Topaz
Paluxysaurus Jonesi

Silver

(Precious Metal)

Coal
Copper
Topaz
Allosaurus

Granite

Marble

Slate

Talc
Grossular Garnet

Beluga Whale Skeleton

(Marine Fossil)

Mount Holly Mammoth Tooth & Tusk

(Terrestrial Fossil)

Nelsonite
Chesapecten jeffersonius
Petrified Wood
Columbian Mammoth
Bituminous Coal
Fossil Coral
Megalonyx jeffersonii
Red Granite
Galena
Trilobite
Jade
Knightia
Triceratops

Alabama

State Rock: Marble

State Mineral: Hematite

State Gemstone: Star Blue Quartz

State Fossil: Basilosaurus cetoides

 

Alaska

State Mineral: Gold

State Gemstone: Jade

State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius)

 

Arizona

State Gemstone: Turquoise

State Fossil: Petrified Wood (Araucarioxylon arizonicum)

State Metal: Copper

 

Arkansas

State Rock: Bauxite

State Mineral: Quartz Crystal

State Gemstone: Diamond

State Dinosaur: Arkansaurus fridayi

 

California

State Rock: Serpentine

State Mineral: Gold

State Gemstone: Benitoite

State Fossil: Smilodon fatalis (saber-toothed cat)   

State Dinosaur: Augustynolophus morrisi

 

Colorado

State Rock: Yule Marble

State Mineral: Rhodochrosite

State Gemstone: Aquamarine

State Fossil: Stegosaurus

 

Connecticut

State Mineral: Almandine Garnet

State Fossil: Eubrontes giganteus Dinosaur Track

State Dinosaur: Dilophosaurus

 

Delaware

State Mineral: Sillimanite

State Fossil: Belemnitella americana (Belemnite)

 

District of Columbia

State Rock: Potomac Bluestone

State Dinosaur: "Capitalsaurus"

 

Florida

State Stone: Agatized Coral

State Gem: Moonstone

 

Georgia

State Mineral: Staurolite

State Gemstone: Quartz

State Fossil: Shark Tooth

 

Hawaii

State Gem: Black Coral

 

Idaho

State Gem: Star Garnet

State Fossil: Hagerman Horse Fossil (Equus simplicidens)

 

Illinois

State Mineral: Fluorite

State Fossil: Tully Monster

 

Indiana

State Stone: Limestone

 

Iowa

State Rock: Geode

 

Kansas

State Flying Fossil: Pteranodon

State Marine Fossil: Tylosaurus

 

Kentucky

State Rock: Kentucky Agate

State Mineral: Coal

State Gemstone: Freshwater Pearl

State Fossil: Brachiopod

 

Louisiana

State Mineral: Agate

State Gemstone: Cabochon Cut Oyster Shell

State Fossil: Petrified Palmwood

 

Maine

State Gemstone: Tourmaline

State Fossil: Pertica quadrifaria

 

Maryland

State Gem: Patuxent River Stone

State Fossil: Ecphora gardnerae

State Dinosaur: Astrodon johnstoni

 

Massachusetts

State Rock: Roxbury Puddingstone

State Building and Monument Stone: Granite

State Mineral: Babingtonite

State Gem: Rhodonite

State Fossil: Dinosaur Tracks

State Explorer Rock: Dighton Rock

State Glacial Rock: Rolling Rock

State Historical Rock: Plymouth Rock

 

Michigan

State Stone: Petoskey Stone

State Gem: Isle Royale Greenstone

State Fossil: Mastodon

 

Minnesota

State Gemstone: Lake Superior Agate

 

Mississippi

State Stone: Petrified Wood

State Fossil: Prehistoric Whales

 

Missouri

State Rock: Mozarkite

State Mineral: Galena

State Fossil: Crinoid (Crinoidea)

State Dinosaur: Hypsibema missouriense

 

Montana

State Gemstone 1: Montana Agate

State Gemstone 2: Sapphire

State Fossil: Duck-Billed Dinosaur

 

Nebraska

State Rock: Prairie Agate

State Gemstone: Blue Chalcedony

State Fossil: Mammoth

 

Nevada

State Rock: Sandstone

State Precious Gemstone: Virgin Valley Black Fire Opal

State Semi-Precious Gemstone: Nevada Turquoise

State Fossil: Ichthyosaur

State Metal: Silver

 

New Hampshire

State Rock: Granite

State Mineral: Beryl

State Gem: Smoky Quartz

 

New Jersey

State Dinosaur: Hadrosaurus foulkii

 

New Mexico

State Gem: Turquoise

State Fossil: Coelophysis

 

New York

State Gem: Garnet

State Fossil: Eurypterus remipes

 

North Carolina

State Rock: Granite

State Mineral: Gold

State Precious Stone: Emerald

State Fossil: Megalodon Shark Teeth

 

North Dakota

State Fossil: Teredo Petrified Wood

 

Ohio

State Gemstone: Ohio Flint

State Fossil: Isotelus Trilobite

 

Oklahoma

State Rock: Rose Rock

State Crystal: Hourglass Selenite Crystal

State Fossil: Saurophaganax Maximus

State Dinosaur: Acrocanthosaurus atokensis

 

Oregon

State Rock: Thunderegg

State Mineral: Oregonite & Josephinite

State Gemstone: Oregon Sunstone

State Fossil: Metasequoia

 

Pennsylvania

State Fossil: Trilobite

 

Rhode Island

State Rock: Cumberlandite

State Mineral: Bowenite

 

South Carolina

State Stone: Blue Granite

State Gem Stone: Amethyst

State Fossil: Columbian Mammoth

 

South Dakota

State Mineral: Stone Rose Quartz

State Gemstone: Fairburn Agate

State Fossil: Triceratops

State Jewelry: Black Hills Gold

 

Tennessee

State Rock: Limestone

State Mineral: Agate

State Gem: Tennessee River Pearl

State Fossil: Pterotrigonia

 

Texas

State Stone: Petrified Palmwood

State Gem: Texas Blue Topaz

State Dinosaur: Paluxysaurus Jonesi

State Precious: Metal Silver

 

Utah

State Rock: Coal

State Mineral: Copper

State Gem: Topaz

State Fossil: Allosaurus

 

Vermont

State Rocks: Granite, Marble, and Slate

State Mineral: Talc

State Gem: Grossular Garnet

State Marine Fossil: Beluga Whale Skeleton

State Terrestrial Fossil: Mount Holly Mammoth Tooth & Tusk

 

Virginia

State Rock: Nelsonite

State Fossil: Chesapecten jeffersonius

 

Washington

State Gem: Petrified Wood

State Fossil: Columbian Mammoth

 

West Virginia

State Rock: Bituminous Coal

State Gem Fossil: Coral

State Fossil: Megalonyx jeffersonii

 

Wisconsin

State Rock: Red Granite

State Mineral: Galena

State Fossil: Trilobite

 

Wyoming

State Gemstone: Jade

State Fossil: Knightia

State Dinosaur: Triceratops