Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From

Official Name: Republic of Colombia
National Name: República de Colombia
Monetary Units: 1 peso (Col$) = 100 centavos
Location: Northern South America; bordered by Pacific Ocean and Panama (west); Atlantic Ocean (north); Venezuela and Brazil (east); Peru and Ecuador (south).
Mineral Resources: Petroleum, coal, iron ore, nickel, gold, copper, emeralds.

Colombia Scott 808 Colombia Scott C110
Beryl (var. Emerald)
Scott 808
1.10 pesos
16 Jun 1972
Beryl (var. Emerald)
Scott C110
5 pesos

Scott 808 shows natural crystals and a faceted emerald mounted in pendant.
Scott C110 shows a faceted emerald. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch