CHAPTER 21

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 110

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 3, TITLE 29, DELAWARE CODE BY PROVIDING FOR THE DESIGNATION OF THE OFFICIAL MINERAL OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE.

WHEREAS, members of the Delaware Mineralogical Society have found that the State of Delaware has omitted from the Delaware Code the official designation of a State mineral; and

WHEREAS, many states have designated an official State mineral to accompany their State flag, State flower, State bird and State bug; and

WHEREAS, the mineral herein designated as the official State

mineral is fitting to accompany Delaware's other official symbols; and

WHEREAS, the proposed State mineral, Stillimanite, is widespread throughout the schists of the Delaware Piedmont and occurs as large masses and stream-rounded boulders at the Brandywine Springs State Park; and

WHEREAS, the mineral Stillimanite is suitable for lapidary work and under the name Fibrolite it was recognized by geologists in Delaware prior to 1830.

NOW, THEREFORE:

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Chapter 3, Title 29, Delaware Code by adding thereto a new section to be designated as 1310 to read as follows:

"1310. State Mineral.

The official State mineral for the State of Delaware shall be Stillimanite."

Approved March 24, 1977.