Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Carnelian


Mineral Name: Carnelian
Composition: Silicon oxide
Nomenclature: Named after the Latin word carneus which means "flesh" because of its color.
Industrial Uses: Gemstones.
Additional Notes: Carnelian is a variety of chalcedony that is impregnated with iron compounds to produce a red or reddish-brown color. Chalcedony is a cryptocrystalline (crystals of sub-microscopic size) variety of quartz with a somewhat waxy appearance.



New Zealand Scott 759
Carnelian (Quartz)
New Zealand
Scott 759
5 cents
1 Dec 1982

The stamp shows a cross-section of a geode.



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