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Alabama State Symbols - State Rock Marble

Alabama's state rock is marble. Talledega county has a 32 mile long, 1/2 mile wide, 600 feet deep vein of very white marble running through it. This marble is considered among the purest and whitest marble in the world. Known as the Alabama Marble Belt, it was discovered in 1814. Some 30 million tons of this white marble have been quarried since 1900. This photo is from the Alabama state geological website.

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