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What is the AZ state symbol?


Type Symbol Year
Amphibian Arizona tree frog (Hyla eximia) 1986
Bird Cactus wren (Harpagornis incendei) 1973
Butterfly Two-tailed swallowtail (Papilio multicaudata) 2001
Dinosaur Sonorasaurus (Sonorasaurus thompsoni) 2018

Why is there a star in the center of the Arizona state flag?

The center star signifies copper production (Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the country). The field of blue is the same “liberty blue” as the United States flag. Blue and “old gold” are also Arizona’s official state colors.

What is the Arizona State Gem?

A gem is a precious stone, that means, it has value. Arizona’s state gem, turquoise, is blue-green stone. It has been used a long, long time in Native American jewelry.

What does the blue mean on the Arizona flag?

Meaning of the Flag The 13 rays are meant to symbolize not only the original 13 states in the US but also the sunsets that Arizona is known for. The color of the star represents the role of copper mining throughout the state’s history. The color blue is used for part of the design to symbolize the Colorado River.

What is the newest state symbol for Arizona?

the Sonorasaurus
The newest member of the state-symbol club is the Sonorasaurus, the bones of which were unearthed in Arizona in 1994.

What does the Arizona state seal represent?

The sun and reservoir represent Arizona’s dry and sunny climate. In the middle of the seal are irrigated fields and orchards to represent farming; and, in the lower right side we see ranching represented in the form of grazing cattle.

Is there Opal in Arizona?

Opal. The Mule Mountains that are located in Cochise County of Arizona are home to the Opal Hill Mine close to the region of Palo Verde. Opals have been found at the Burro Creek in Wickenburg. This is a well-known mineral producing area that will produce a wide variety of collectable minerals.

Does Arizona have a state rock?

Arizona Turquoise In 1974 the Arizona Legislature designated turquoise as the official state gemstone.

What is the flower of Arizona?

Arizona/State flower

Blossom of the Saguaro Cactus. The pure white waxy blossom of the giant saguaro cactus was designated the state flower of Arizona in 1931. It blooms on the tips of the saguaro cactus during the May and June months.

What is the nickname for Arizona?

The Copper State
The Grand Canyon State