Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Burkina Faso


Official Name: Burkina Faso
National Name: Burkina Faso
Alternate Names: formerly Upper Volta (or Haute Volta) until August 3, 1984
Monetary Units: 1 CFA franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes (c).
Location: Western Africa; bounded by Mali (west and north); Niger and Benin (east); Togo, Ghana, and Ivory Coast (south).
Mineral Resources: Manganese, limestone, marble, gold, antimony, uranium, bauxite, copper, nickel, lead, phosphates, zinc, silver.



Burkina Faso Scott 904 Burkina Faso Scott 905 Burkina Faso Scott 906
Quartz
Burkina Faso
Scott 904
20 CFA francs
Granite
Burkina Faso
Scott 905
50 CFA francs
Amphibolite
Burkina Faso
Scott 906
280 CFA francs

This set of 3 stamps was issued on 4 Feb 1991 and
shows native rocks as natural, unpolished outcrops.



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