Moonstone

Florida State Gem

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Moonstones

Moonstones (feldspar); photo by Bob Fosbury on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike),

Moonstone

The moonstone was designated the official state gem of Florida in 1970 to memorialize American astronauts landing on the moon in 1969 (all astronaut-controlled spaceflights had been launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida). The moonstone is a form of the mineral feldspar and is not found naturally in Florida

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