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Rhode Island State Mineral

Bowenite

Bowenite is a close relation of Jade and can be considered a semi-precious stone. It is found in the northern part of Rhode Island in association with Limestone and is found in different colors; light yellow, canary yellow, light and dark green, gray and blue. It was discovered in the early 1800's by a Rhode Island geologist, George Bowen, and named in his honor.

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