Gemstones Found in Illinois


      Like other fresh water pearls, Illinois pearl can be used in jewelry.

    Fluorite is also found in Illinois. It is a soft stone often used in carved figurines and beaded jewelry. It also has many commercial uses as in making steel, aluminum, glass, and many chemicals.

Illinois State Gemstones

    State Mineral: Fluorite
    Fluorite was adopted as Illinois's State Mineral in 1965. Illinois is the largest producer of Fluorite in the United States.

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Illinois State Information