Photo of a triceratops fossil from the Smithsonian Institute
Photo is in the Public Domain

South Dakota State Fossil
The triceratops is the second fossil South Dakota has chosen. Find out all about the triceratops and learn how the old state fossil lost its status as a state symbol.
Source: State Fossil

South Dakota State Gemstone
Fairburn Agate is South Dakota’s state gemstone. You can learn all about this stone here and find out why collectors value it so much.
Source: Northern State University

South Dakota State Mineral
Rose quartz is the state mineral of South Dakota. You can learn all about minerals and about rose quartz in particular on this helpful site.
Source: Northern State University

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APA style
Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:22, August 17, 2019, from https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 00:09 UTC. . 17 Aug 2019 <https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 00:09 UTC, <https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/> [accessed 17 August 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/ [accessed August 17, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 00:09 UTC [cited 2019 Aug 17]. Available from: https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/ (last visited Aug. 17, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 00:09 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/. Accessed August 17, 2019.

Citation styles

APA style
Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. (2014, December 30). In ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. Retrieved 09:22, August 17, 2019, from https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/
MLA style
classbrain, “Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. 30 December 2014, 00:09 UTC. . 17 Aug 2019 <https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/>.
MHRA style
classbrain, 'Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols', ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, 30 December 2014, 00:09 UTC, <https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/> [accessed 17 August 2019]
The Chicago Manual of Style
classbrain, “Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols.” ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States, https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/ [accessed August 17, 2019].
CBE/CSE style
classbrain, Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols [Internet]. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States; 2014 December 30, 00:09 UTC [cited 2019 Aug 17]. Available from: https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/.
Bluebook style
Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols, https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/ (last visited Aug. 17, 2019).
AMA style
classbrain, Symbols for South Dakota: Geological and Archaeological Symbols. ClassBrain's State Reports | State Symbols | 50 US States. December 30, 2014, 00:09 UTC. Available at: https://statereports.com/southdakota_fossil_gemstone_mineral/. Accessed August 17, 2019.