Vermont State Rock


Slate roof in Burlington, Vermont

Slate roof; 94-106 Maple Street, Burlington, Vermont.  Photo by Don Shall/Flickr (Noncommercial Use Permitted with Attribution/No Derivative Works).

Official State Rock of Vermont

Slate, marble, and granite were designated as the official state rocks of Vermont in 1991. Vermont has a complex geology with rich and diverse mineral resources. All three of the official state rocks were important to the minerals industry that began in Vermont over 200 years ago. All State Rocks

Vermont Slate

Slate, found in southwestern Vermont, is a metamorphic rock that splits into thin slabs. Slate is used for roofing shingles, sidewalks and floor tiles. Vermont slate comes in various colors - green, red, purple, and black.