Quartz

Georgia State Gem

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Amethyst quartz

Faceted amethyst quartz; photo by the justified sinner on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Quartz

Quartz was designated as the official state gem of Georgia in 1976. Quartz is common in Georgia and can be found in a wide variety of colors. The state legislation cited two particular forms of quartz - amethyst (used mostly in jewelry), and clear quartz (which resembles a diamond when faceted).

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Images

Georgia quartz (Atlanta, Georgia); photo by TheRealEdwin on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). 

Georgia quartz

Videos

The Crystal Collector: "Giant quartz crystals" Ep. 1 Gwinnett Co. Georgia