Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home Page Clicking here will take 
you to the Nature Notes Section Clicking here will take you 
to the Our Earth Section Clicking here will take you 
to the Cool Stuff Section Clicking here will take you to the Get a 
Job Section
Clicking here will take 
you to the EEK! Home Page
. Wisconsin Wisconsin State Rock
granite

Red granite became the state rock in 1971. Granite is an igneous rock made up of a variety of minerals -- typically quartz, feldspar, mica, and hornblende. Granite is commonly used as a building and decorative stone.

The Kenosha Gem and Mineral Society proposed red granite as a state symbol to help promote awareness of Wisconsin's geology. It was selected because of its abundance, uniqueness, economic value, historical significance, and because it is native to our state.



. Click 
here to go to the top of the page
Clicking here will take you to the EEK! Home PageClicking here will take you to the DNR Home Page
Click here to go 
back to the IndexClick here to go to Our 
EarthClick here to go to 
Nature NotesClick here to go 
to Cool StuffClick here to go 
to Get a Job