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State
California
GC Sec 425

GOVERNMENT CODE
SECTION 425





425. The state animal is the California Grizzly Bear (Ursus
Californicus) as depicted in outline, details, and in colors on the
official representation in the custody of the Secretary of State.
The color references of the bear shall be in accordance with those
set forth in Section 420.
All state representations of the state animal in details and in
colors shall be in accordance with this section and shall correspond
substantially with the following representation thereof:




425.1. Native gold is the official State Mineral and mineralogic
emblem.


425.2. Serpentine is the official State Rock and lithologic emblem.



425.3. Benitoite is the official state gemstone.



425.5. The California gray whale (Eschrichtius robustus) is the
official State Marine Mammal.



425.6. The garibaldi (Hypsypops rubicundus) is the official state
marine fish.



425.7. The saber-toothed cat (Smilodon californicus) is the
official State Fossil.



425.8. The Chipped Stone Bear (bear-shaped eccentric) is the
official state prehistoric artifact.



425.9. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that San Joaquin Soil
is the official soil of California. It is one of four soils to be
originally described at the beginning of this century, and the
beginning of soil studies in California. San Joaquin Soil is
approximately 50,000 to 250,000 years old and was derived from and
deposited by the runoff of swollen streams during the glacial period,
from mountain glaciers in the Sierra Nevada.
(b) The Legislature hereby designates San Joaquin Soil as the
official State Soil.



425.10. Purple needlegrass, or Nassella pulchra, is the official
State Grass.