The Mozarkite Society was organized in February, 2000, and incorporated in April, 2000. The officers for 2022 are:

President - John "Kelly" Blum, 816-835-2044
Vice President - Karl Parsons, 301-641-6188
Secretary - Pam Radu, 660-287-5557
Treasurer - Joyce Grinstead, 660-827-3888

In 1967, Senate Bill No. 216 was approved designating Mozarkite as the state rock for Missouri.

Mozarkite is an attractive, highly-colored cryptocrystalline variety of quartz appearing in many colors and shades of colors such as red, blue, brown, pink, white, yellow, black raspberry, salmon and green which is very scarce. The formation of the stone created a "swirling" of the various colors. When the stone is "cut open or sliced", (using a diamond edge saw blade), the exposed surface often reveals pictures. It takes little imagination to find faces, mountains, lakes, trees, waterfalls, etc. One such piece is displayed in the Truman Library in Independence bearing the likeness of a Missouri Mule. Mozarkite has a hardness of 7.5 to 7.75 on the Mohs scale (diamonds are 10), which qualifies it as a suitable material for semiprecious gemstone. The hardness allows the stone to be worked to a high polish.


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