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Indiana State Fossil(Crinoid: By Vassil – Alias Collections, CC BY-SA 3.0link
Note: I modified this image, cropping it and applying a gradient to the left side.)

Indiana is one of the few states without an official mineral, rock, stone, or gem.

Many people thought the crinoid (above right) should be Indiana’s state fossil. However, the mastodon was adopted in 2022. Perhaps the crinoid will one day be designated the official invertebrate fossil.

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Indiana State Soil

Indiana’s unofficial state soil is called Miami. The most common soil in the state, it is a major factor in Indiana’s status as an agricultural giant.

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