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California State Rock

Close-up photo of Serpentine Rock
Photo of Serpentine Rock © Michael Baird, shot near Cayucos: The Franciscan Mélange at Estero Bluffs (used by permission). See All Geological Symbols.

Serpentine

California has a greater number of minerals and a wider variety of rock types than does any other state. Serpentine, a shiny, green and blue rock found throughout California, was named the official State Rock in 1965. It contains the state's principal deposits of chromite, magnesite, and cinnabar. California was the first state to designate a State Rock.

Serpentine rock on trail near San Francisco - click to see all state rocks & geo symbols
Simmons Trail near San Francisco passes through serpentine rock -
photo from Bay Area Hiker (used by permission)
Source:
State Rock - California State Library
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