State Rock: Marble (1969)
State Gemstone: Star Blue Quartz (1990)
State Mineral: Hematite (1967)
State Fossil: Basilosaurus cetoides (1984)
Some of the best places to collect rocks in Alabama include the areas around Tuscaloosa, Ashland, Rockford, and Alexander City. You can also pan for gold and gems at the Alabama Gold Camp. You’ll find many different rocks and minerals like agate, petrified wood, quartz, jasper and garnet at these locations.
Please note that rock collecting locations are always changing so be sure to check with the site owner for the most current information before going.
Dig safe, never go underground, and make sure to get permission from the landowner to search for and collect rocks.