Star blue quartz; image from Alabama Department of Archives and History (fair use; educational / nonprofit)
Official State Gemstone of Alabama
Alabama has a rich variety of minerals gemstones, many of them beautiful as well as useful. Alabama designated star blue quartz as the state gemstone in 1990. All State Gems and Gemstones
Star Blue Quartz is considered one of the most beautiful of the common gemstones. It is also so abundant that it is among the least expensive. Alabama also designates a state mineral, Hematite, and marble as the official state rock.