Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Arsenopyrite


Mineral Name: Arsenopyrite
Composition: Iron arsenic sulfide
Nomenclature: Named after the mineral's chemical composition. Pyrite is the mineral name for iron sulfide. With arsenic added to the chemical make-up, the name was extended to arsenopyrite.
Industrial Uses: Iron ore, aresenic ore.
Additional Notes: Also referred to as arsenical pyrite and the older name mispickel; however, arsenopyrite is now the official name for this mineral.



Portugal Scott 1107
Arsenopyrite
Portugal
Scott 1107
2.50 escudo
24 Sep 1971

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished mineral specimen.



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