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Delaware Earth SymbolsBelemnites and belemnite fossils (left), clustered around a piece of sillamanite in the lower left corner. (Living belemnites — By Dmitry Bogdanov –, CC BY-SA 3.0link; Note: I modified this image.)

Delaware shares its state mineral and fossil—sillimanite and the American belemnite—with no other state.

Belemnites were very similar to squids. However, they had a hard internal structure that was commonly fossilized.

Soil ˆ

Delaware state soil

Delaware’s state soil is Greenwich Loam. It occurs on upland areas of the coastal plain and is associated with some of the area’s most productive farmland and forests.

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