Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring

Mineral Name: Bornite
Composition: Copper iron sulfide
Nomenclature: Named after the Austrian mineralogist, I. von Born.
Industrial Uses: Copper ore.
Additional Notes: Bornite is a major ore of copper. Also known as peacock ore and peacock copper due to a surface tarnish that produces an iridescent rainbow of colors similar to the effect of oil on water.

Chile Scott 1179c
Bornite; Calcite
Scott 1179c
150 pesos
9 Aug 1996

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished mineral specimen. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch