%> Nevada Riches: The Land and People of the Silver State
Nevada Government & Politics
Contemporary Nevada
(1964-Present)

State Metal: Silver

Appropriate for the Silver State, the legislature named silver the state metal in 1977.  Silver and Blue are the official state colors.  The rich deposits of silver in Nevada have been important factors in the establishment, growth, and prosperity of Nevada.  Silver in Nevada gave many migrants a reason to stop  and stay in Nevada rather than continue West.  It also prompted many to come east again to seek their fortune.
 

Photo Credit:
Nevada State Museum