Granite, Photo courtesy and © Roger Weller of Cochise College

Massachusetts State Building and Monument Stone
Granite is Massachusett’s state building and monument stone. Learn about the Cape Ann granite industry and its rise and fall.
Source: Cape Ann

Massachusetts State Explorer Rock
Dighton Rock is a mysterious rock covered in all kinds of writings. The rock has been sketched and analyzed by various authorities over the years. This site has those writings and sketches.
Source: Pilgrim Hall Museum

Massachusetts State Fossil
The dinosaur track is Massachusetts’ state fossil for while there are no dinosaur bones native to Massachusetts, several dinosaur footprints have been found. Find out what kinds of dinosaur tracks have been found here, and how their scientific names are different than the scientific names given to actual creatures.
Source: State Fossils

Rhodonite, Photo courtesy and © Roger Weller of Cochise College

Massachusetts State Gem
Find out all about the Massachusetts state gem, rhodonite. Rhodonite is a pink and black gemstone, and this site has all sorts of information on it, including where it’s harvested from, and rhodonite facts and fiction.
Source: Dan Dennis

Massachusetts State Historical Rock
Plymouth Rock is Massachusett’s state historical rock. Plymouth rock has long since been a historical symbol for the United States, and is well known as place where the Pilgrims first stepped foot onto the North America.
Source: Pilgrim Hall Museum

Massachusetts State Mineral
Find out a little bit about the chemical composition and the scientific history of the mineral called babingtonite
Source:Amethyst Galleries’
Mineral Gallery

Massachusetts State Rock
The Roxbury Puddingstone is the official rock of Massachusetts. Learn more about this stone here, and about the different buildings it’s been used in.
Source: Boston Online

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The Chicago Manual of Style
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Bluebook style
Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/ (last visited Jan. 22, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 18:51 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/. Accessed January 22, 2019.

Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 04:59, January 22, 2019, from https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 18:51 UTC. . 22 Jan 2019 <https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 18:51 UTC, <https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/> [accessed 22 January 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/ [accessed January 22, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 18:51 UTC [cited 2019 Jan 22]. Available from: https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/ (last visited Jan. 22, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for Massachusetts: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 18:51 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/massachusetts_rock_gem_mineral_fossil_stone_historical_explorer_building_monument/. Accessed January 22, 2019.