Our State. State Bird. State Bird. State Metal. State Colors. State Tree. (1). (2). State Flower. State Motto. State Flag. State Grass. State Slogan. State Animal. State Gemstone. State Rock. State Seal. State Reptile. State Symbol. State Semi-Precious Gemstone.
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State Semi-Precious Gemstone
Silver and blue are Nevada's state colors. Silver stands for one of our important minerals and blue stands for our beautiful, blue skies.
Nevada is the only state to possess a complete skeleton
(55 feet) of this extinct marine reptile.
for Native Nevada Indians.
in the upper left corner with the words "Battle Born" over them.
Nevada of sagebrush
a symbol for our state. It is one of the oldest things on earth.
and white flowers in the spring. Native Americans used sagebrush leaves
as medicine and sagebrush bark for weaving mats.
one of the most important in our early mining days.
Valley of Fire State Park in southern Nevada. Students at
Gene Ward Elementary School in Las Vegas came up
with the idea of making sandstone our state rock.
A seal is a stamp that is placed on official state documents or papers.
The desert tortoise, our state reptile, is the largest reptile in the
southwestern United States. It can live to be more than 70 years old.
Turquoise is our state's semi-precious gemstone. It is sometimes called
the "jewel of the desert".
The desert bighorn sheep is our state animal. It is a beautiful animal and well-suited for
Nevada's mountainous desert country because it can survive for long periods without
Nevada's state gemstone is the black fire opal. Virgin Valley, Nevada, is the only place in North America where the black fire opal is found.
The mountain blue bird is our state bird. It lives in the higher, cooler regions of the state and visits the desert floor in the winter looking for food.
The pinon pine was the first tree adopted as a symbol by our state. It is one of the most common trees found in Nevada and can grow in the dry, rocky ground of our desert.
"Battle Born", our state slogan, was adopted on March 26, 1937. It means Nevada became a state during the Civil War.