Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Autunite


Mineral Name: Autunite
Composition: Calcium uranyl phosphate hydrate
Nomenclature: Named after Autun, Saône-et-Loire, France, where it was found.
Industrial Uses: Uranium ore.
Additional Notes: Radioactive, and brilliantly fluorescent under ultraviolet light.



Zimbabwe Scott 676
Autunite
Zimbabwe
Scott 676
25 cents
1993

The stamp shows an illustration of a natural, unpolished mineral specimen.



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