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Get Your Rock Off

California rock heads - aka geologists - are upset over plans to de-crown serpentine as the state's official rock.

Apparently, it has asbestos in it, and the bill's sponsor doesn't think asbestos is a fitting symbol for the Golden State.

Never mind that this is and so is this.

The geologists have taken to Twitter to press their case that their rock is being unfairly demonized. @Yorrike tweets "California should make it's official state rock unobtanium."

Hat tip: NYT

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