Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Bournonite


Mineral Name: Bournonite
Composition: Lead copper antimony sulfide
Nomenclature: Named after the French mineralogist, J. L. de Bournon.
Industrial Uses: Ore of lead and copper.
Additional Notes: Bournonite frequently occurs in twinned crystals that have a jagged, wheel-like shape. For this reason, bournonite is also referred to as wheel ore and cog-wheel ore.



Zaire Scott 1106
Bournonite
Zaire
Scott 1106
1.50 zaire
13 Feb 1983

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished mineral specimen.



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