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

51 行· In 1986, California named benitoite as its state gemstone, a form of the mineral barium titanium silicate that is unique to the Golden State and only found in gem quality in San Benito County. ^ Colorado is the only state whose geological symbols reflect the national flag's colors: red (rhodochrosite), white (yule marble), and blue (aquamarine).

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California State Mineral Gold

California designated gold as the official state mineral in 1965.

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California State Mineral & Mineralogic Emblem: Gold

California was the first state to designate an official state rock, Serpentine in 1965. California also designated gold as the state mineral in 1965. California's nickname is the Golden State. California designated Benitoite as the state gemstone in 1985.

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum (Mariposa

I brought my California 4th grader to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum because she is currently learning about this history in class. What an excellent experience! We were blown away by the amount of minerals they had, as well as all the California artifacts

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum (Mariposa

Hotels near California State Mining and Mineral Museum: (0.09 mi) Mariposa Fair Bungalow Tent Cabins (2.95 mi) Restful Nest Bed and Breakfast (0.55 mi) Boulder Creek Bed and Breakfast (1.64 mi) 5th (Fifth) Street Inn (1.53 mi) Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel; View all hotels near California State Mining and Mineral Museum on

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The Mineral Industry of California USGS

California is the sole producer of boron and rare earths and a leading producer of aggregates, cement, diatomite, feldpar, pumice, soda ash, and produced the widest variety of industrial minerals and metals of all the States.

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California State Mineral and Minining Museum YouTube

04/04/2014· California State Mineral and Minining Museum 2001. 109-Year-Old Veteran and His Secrets to Life Will Make You Smile Short Film Showcase Duration: 12:39. National Geographic Recommended for you

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Mineral, California Wikipedia

State California: County: Tehama: Area • Total: 44.476 sq mi (115.192 km 2) • Land: 44.365 sq mi (114.905 km 2) • Water: 0 In the state legislature Mineral is in the 4th Senate District, represented by Republican Doug LaMalfa, and in the 2nd Assembly District, represented by Republican Jim Nielsen. Federally, Mineral is in California's 1st congressional district, represented by

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum (Mariposa

Hotels near California State Mining and Mineral Museum: (0.09 mi) Mariposa Fair Bungalow Tent Cabins (2.95 mi) Restful Nest Bed and Breakfast (0.55 mi) Boulder Creek Bed and Breakfast (1.64 mi) 5th (Fifth) Street Inn (1.53 mi) Best Western Plus Yosemite Way Station Motel; View all hotels near California State Mining and Mineral Museum on

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum (Mariposa

I brought my California 4th grader to the California State Mining and Mineral Museum because she is currently learning about this history in class. What an excellent experience! We were blown away by the amount of minerals they had, as well as all the California artifacts

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7 Best California State Mining and Mineral Museum

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The California State Mining and Mineral Museum

The California State Mining and Mineral Museum is dedicated to the history of the California Gold Rush and the state's mineral wealth and geological exploration. Visitors can explore a variety of exhibitions, including the mine tunnel, which explore the methods and conditions of the mining process in the 1880s. There are also a number of displays at the California State Mining and Mineral

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California State Mining and Mineral Museum

California State Mining and Mineral Museum Park Property UPDATE (July 14, 2020) This museum is temporarily closed, meaning there are no parking facilities and parking on roadways is prohibited to protect public health from the COVID-19 pandemic. California State Parks continues to work with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where

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Minerals from the California State Mining & Mineral

On my return trip from the 2004 Costa Mesa show I decided to veer right on hwy 99 and head for Mariposa where the California State Mining and Mineral Museum is now located. This material was originally housed in the Ferry Building in San Francisco but was moved to this locale, in the Mother Lode region of California, about 15 years ago. Mariposa is a small gold mining era town situated in the

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Minerals and Rocks California Department of Conservation

The state of California hosts a rich variety of minerals and rocks. The California Geological Survey provides objective geologic expertise and information about California’s diverse non-fuel mineral resources, producing maps, reports, and other data products to assist governmental agencies, mining companies, consultants, and the public in recognizing, developing, and protecting important

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California State Gemstone: California Gem: Benitoite

Benitoite: California State Gemstone or Gem. Benitoite is a rare blue barium titanium silicate mineral, found in hydrothermally altered serpentinite. Benitoite fluoresces under short wave ultraviolet light, appearing bright blue to bluish white in color. The more rarely seen clear to white benitoite crystals fluoresce red under long-wave UV light.

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California State Rock Serpentine

California designated serpentine the official state rock in 1965 (California was the first state to designate a state rock). All State Rocks. California has a greater number of minerals and a wider variety of rock types than does any other state. Serpentine is a shiny green and blue rock found throughout California. It contains the state's

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