Fairburn Agate

South Dakota State Gemstone


Fairburn agate from South Dakota

Fairburn agate collected east of the Black Hills, western South Dakota; photo by James St. John on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Gemstone of South Dakota

South Dakota designated Fairburn agate as the official state gemstone in 1966. Used in jewelry and a favorite of rock collectors, this semiprecious stone was first found near Fairburn, South Dakota. 

Fairburn agate can be found from Orella, Nebraska, to Farmingdale, South Dakota, All State Gemstones

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Fairburn agate from South Dakota; photo by RocksinMyHead on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works).

Fairburn agate from South Dakota