Gemstones Found in Washington

    Agate and Pearl have are found in Washington.

    To find out exactly where you can collect minerals, you may obtain a Collecting Packet by contacting, Department of Natural Resources, Geology and Earth Resources Division, at (360) 902-1450, or by stopping by their office at 1111 Washington St. SE, Room 148, Olympia, WA. This is a free packet.

    History of mining activity in Washington can be obtained by contacting the Department of Natural Resources, Geology and Earth Resources Division (360)902-1450, or Geology Library (360) 902-1472.

Washington State Gemstones

    State Gemstone: Petrified Wood
    Petrified Wood was adopted as Washington's State Gemstone in 1975. The best place to see petrified wood in Washington is the Gingko Petrified Forest State Park in Vantage, Washington.


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