State Gem: Jade (1968)
State Mineral: Gold (1968)
State Fossil: Woolly Mammoth (1986)

Much of the ground is frozen or hard to get to. But Alaska does have lots of rocks and minerals including agates, jaspers, and petrified wood.

Alaska is a great place to pan for gold (the state mineral) and hunt for mineral and rock specimens. Alaska designated Jade as its official state gem in 1968.


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.