Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Amphibolite


Rock Name: Amphibolite
Composition: A rock chiefly composed of minerals of the Amphibole group. The amphiboles are a complex group of silicate minerals that contain one or more of: calcium, potassium, sodium, lead, iron, lithium, magnesium, manganese, aluminum, chromium, titanium, and beryllium.
Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word amphibolos, which means "ambiguous" because the minerals are easily mistaken for other minerals.
Industrial Uses: Crushed stone, building material.
Additional Notes: Amphibolite is a recrystallized metamorphic rock that consists mostly of amphibole and plagioclase feldspar, and little or no quartz.



Burkina Faso Scott 906
Amphibolite
Burkina Faso
Scott 906
280 CFA francs
4 Feb 1991

The stamp shows native rock as a natural, unpolished outcrop.



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