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Montana State Gemstones

Montana moss agate - click to see all state gemstones
Montana moss agate photo by Brooks Britt on Wikipedia
(public domain image). All State Gemstones.

Sapphire and Montana Agate

Montana designated both the sapphire and Montana Agate as the official state gemstones in 1969. Agates are found in southern and eastern Montana. Agate is polished (not cut) to make gemstones and jewelry. Agates are usually white with swirls of grey and black spots.

Moss agate pebble - click to see all state geological symbols
Moss agate pebble photo by Adrian Pingstone on Wikipedia (public domain image). All State Gemstones.

Montana's sapphires (mostly found in western Montana) look like bright, blue glass and are cut like diamonds to make jewelry. Montana sapphires can be found in the Royal Crown Jewels of England. Sapphires, which were thrown away by miners in the gold rush days, are now the most valuable gemstones found in America.

cut and polished sapphire - click to see all state gems and gemstones
Close-up of cut and polished sapphire; photo © International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA): Sapphire (used by permission).
All Geological Symbols.
heart-shaped sapphire - click to see all state gems and gemstonesOval-shaped sapphire - click to see all state gems and gemstones
Heart & oval-shaped sapphires; photo © International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA): Sapphire (used by permission). All State Gemstones.
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Montana State Symbols: MontanaKids
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