Senator Harry Brown, of Jacksonville, filed Senate Bill No. 129(SB129), designating gold North Carolina's official state mineral, on February 4, 2011. His bill included the Latin name for gold, Aurum, in the text.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SENATE DRS35073-MA-140 (02/16)
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
AN ACT TO MAKE GOLD (AURUM) THE STATE MINERAL.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. Chapter 145 of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:
"§ 145‑34. State mineral.
Gold (Aurum) is adopted as the official State mineral of the State of North Carolina."
SECTION 2. This act is effective when it becomes law.
SB129 passed into law when Governor Bev Purdue signed the bill on June 23, 2011.
State of North Carolina. North Carolina General Assembly. Columbia: State of North Carolina, 2011. Web. 5 July 2011. <http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=s129&submitButton=Go>.