Gems Across The US - Alabama And Alaska

Gems Across The US - Alabama And Alaska

With so many people unable to travel beyond the US border and taking more local road trips we figured now was the perfect time to explore each state’s gemstone. To start things off we’re talking about Alabama and Alaska.

00:00:00 Who’s starting?

01:01:00 Alabama and Alaska . . . cue the states song

03:17:00 Alabama – Blue Star Quarts

03:26:00 Thought it would be something red

03:48:00 1990

04:04:00 But why?

06:23:00 How is it found?

07:32:00 Blue Star Quartz being an oddity

09:22:00 Is there any mining going on in Alabama?

09:55:00 The Lane Cake

12:16:00 Moving onto Alaska

12:43:00 Jade = nephrite jade

To learn more about Jade listen to our episode “Stone of Heaven, Hello Jade!” --

13:16:00 Native Alaskan Inuits and their use of jade

13:27:00 Where is Alaskan Jade found?

14:34:00 First non-native to rediscover jade

15:14:00 [Storytime] The legend of the Jade House.

18:27:00 Jade Mountain

19:36:00 About the man who made the Jade Lamp

20:45:00 [Storytime] The Jade Lamp

25:00:00 Another modern legend

25:27:00 Washington Monument

27:19:0 0 Other gemstones that are being mined in Alaska?

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