Turquoise was designated the official gemstone of Arizona in 1974. It’s a blue-green, waxy-surfaced stone used for centuries in Southwest Indian Jewelry.
What is Arizona’s state mineral rock or gem?
Table of minerals, rocks, stones and gemstones
|State federal district or territory||Mineral||Gemstone|
|Arkansas||Quartz (1967)||Diamond (1967)|
|California||Gold (1965); California’s nickname is the Golden State||Benitoite (1985)|
|Colorado||Rhodochrosite (2002)||Aquamarine (1971)|
What is Arizona State mineral?
In 2017, Wulfenite – a colorful lead mineral native found in various locations around our state – became the official State Mineral of Arizona, joining the ranks of other state symbols including copper (State Metal), turquoise (State Gemstone), and petrified wood (State Fossil).
What jewelry is Arizona known for?
The most popular Arizona gems include purple Amethyst from the Four Peaks Mountains, green peridot from Globe, red garnet from the Four Corners, and Kingman turquoise jewelry. Sami’s sets all of their Arizona mined gemstones in custom made, fine gold and silver jewelry.
What crystals are native to Arizona?
The best known gems found in Arizona are turquoise, garnet, peridot, chrysocolla, azyr-malachite, malachite, agate, chalcedony, amethystine quartz, diamond (meteoric) dioptose and topaz.
Where can I find gems in Arizona?
Below you’ll find some of the best places in Arizona to find the gems, stones, rocks, and minerals you are looking for:
- Burro Creek BLM Land in Wickenburg, Arizona.
- Santa Cruz County outside of Nogales, Arizona.
- Arizona Amethyst Mines in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
- Petrified Forest National Park in Northeast Arizona.
Can diamonds be found in Arizona?
When you think of diamonds, you rarely associate them as being located in Arizona, the copper state. However, diamonds do occur in Arizona, where they are found at Meteor Crater, located about 18 miles west of the town of Winslow. … Diamonds are located in both primary kimberlite deposits and secondary placer deposits.
Is there Opal in Arizona?
Opal. The Mule Mountains that are located in Cochise County of Arizona are home to the Opal Hill Mine close to the region of Palo Verde. … Opals have been found at the Burro Creek in Wickenburg. This is a well-known mineral producing area that will produce a wide variety of collectable minerals.