Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Chile


Official Name: Republic of Chile
National Name: Republica de Chile
Monetary Units: Beginning January 1, 1960, 1 escudo (e) = 1,000 old pesos (p), 1 escudo (e) = 100 centesimos (c) or condores (c). On September 29, 1975, pesos replaced the escudo at the rate of 1 peso ($) = 1,000 former escudos. Currently, 1 peso ($) = 100 centavos (c).
Location: Southern South America; bordered by the South Atlantic Ocean (east and south); the South Pacific Ocean (south and west); Peru (north); and Argentina (east).
Mineral Resources: Copper, iron ore, nitrates, precious metals, molybdenum.



Chile Scott 1179a Chile Scott 1179b
Kroehnkite
Chile
Scott 1179a
150 pesos
Lapis Lazuli
Chile
Scott 1179b
150 pesos
 
Chile Scott 1179c Chile Scott 1179d
Bornite; Calcite
Chile
Scott 1179c
150 pesos
Azurite; Atacamite
Chile
Scott 1179d
150 pesos

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 9 Aug 1996.
Scott 1179b shows rough and cut lapis lazuli.
The remaining stamps show natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



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