Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Comoro Islands


Official Name: Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
National Name: Republique Federale Islamique des Comores
Alternate Names: Comores; Comoros; Union of Comoros Islands
Monetary Units: 1 CFA franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes. In 1985, the Comorian franc (CF) replaced CFA franc (CFAF). Currently, 1 Comorian franc (CF) = 100 centimes.
Location: Southern Africa; group of islands in the Mozambique Channel; about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
History: The Comoro Islands gained independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared their independence from Comoros. In December 2001, voters approved a new constitution and presidential elections took place in the spring of 2002. Each island in the archipelago elected its own president and a new union president was sworn in on 26 May 2002.
Mineral Resources: None.



Comoro Islands Scott 930
  Corundum
(var. Ruby)
Comoro Islands
Scott 930a
375 francs
Liroconite
Comoro Islands
Scott 930b
375 francs
Beryl
(var. Emerald)
Comoro Islands
Scott 930c
375 francs
 
 
  Euclase
Comoro Islands
Scott 930d
375 francs
Diamond
Comoro Islands
Scott 930e
375 francs
Chrysoberyl
Comoro Islands
Scott 930f
375 francs
 
 
  Plancheite
Comoro Islands
Scott 930g
375 francs
Kasolite
Comoro Islands
Scott 930h
375 francs
Tourmaline
(var. Indicolite)
Comoro Islands
Scott 930i
375 francs
 

This sheetlet was issued in 1998.
All stamps show natural, unpolished specimens.
The mineral name on Scott 930i is misspelled as "Indigolite" on the stamp.



Comoro Islands Scott 933
Wulfenite; Rutile in Quartz; Calcite
Comoro Islands
Scott 933
1125 francs
1998

This stamp shows natural, unpolished specimens.



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