Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Corundum


Mineral Name: Corundum

Composition: Aluminum oxide

Nomenclature: Named after the Sanskrit word kuruvinda which means "ruby."

Industrial Uses: Abrasives, gemstones, precision bearings.

Additional Notes: The blue variety of corundum is sapphire. The red variety is ruby. The colorless variety is leucosapphire.



Afghanistan : Scott 1300 : 40 afghani : 5 Dec 1988

Ruby (corundum)



Australia : Scott 562 : 10 cents : 16 Oct 1974

Sapphire (corundum)



Burma/Myanmar : Scott 306 : 50 pyas : 26 Jan 1991

Ruby (corundum)



Comoro Islands : Scott 930a : 375 francs : 1998

Ruby (corundum)



Kenya : Scott 110 : 10 shillings : 13 Dec 1977

Sapphire (corundum)



Kenya : Scott 111 : 20 shillings : 13 Dec 1977

Ruby (corundum)



Sri Lanka : Scott 507 : 60 cents : 16 Jun 1976

Sapphire (corundum)



Sri Lanka : Scott 509 : 2 rupees : 16 Jun 1976

Sapphire (corundum)



Sri Lanka : Scott 510 : 5 rupees : 16 Jun 1976

Ruby (corundum)



Thailand : Scott 624 : 75 stang : 7 Jun 1972

Ruby (corundum); quartz



Thailand : Scott 625 : 2 baht : 7 Jun 1972

Sapphire (corundum); quartz



Thailand : Scott 627 : 6 baht : 7 Jun 1972

Sapphire (corundum)



Tanzania : Scott 311 : 2 shilling : 22 May 1986

Sapphire (corundum)



Tanzania : Scott 314 : 30 shilling : 22 May 1986

Ruby (corundum)