Idaho Nick Name
The Gem State
The nickname of Idaho is "The Gem State".

Idaho got this nickname because of its abundance of natural resources and scenic areas that include snow-capped mountain ranges, rapids, vast lakes and steep canyons.

The mountains of Idaho contain veins of gold, silver, lead, zinc, cobalt, copper, and many other rare minerals. Among these rare minerals are gems - star garnets (the state gem), jasper, opal, jade, topaz, zircon, and tourmaline.

Other nicknames of Idaho:

  • Gem of the Mountains
  • Little Ida
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