Prairie Agate

Nebraska State Rock


Uncut, unpolished prairie agate; the state rock of Nebraska.

Uncut, unpolished prairie agate; state rock of Nebraska.  Photo by Mathew Brust/Flickr (All Rights Reserved).

Official State Rock of Nebraska

Nebraska designated prairie agate as the official state rock in 1967 Nebraska recognizes another agate as the state gemstone. All State Rocks All State Gemstones

Prairie agate is variegated quartz; Nebraska has an abundance of this colorful semi-precious stone, particularly in the Oglala National Grassland. Popular for jewelry, prairie agate is distinctive because it seldom has the bands of other agates.



Prairie agate; photo by RocksInMyHead on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Prairie agate

A wire-wrapped prairie agate pendant; photo by RocksInMyHead on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

prairie agate pendant

Prairie agate; actual size about 2 inches in diameter.  Photo by Mathew Brust/Flickr (all rights reserved).

Prairie agate - actual size about 2 inches in diameter