Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Congo People's Republic


Official Name: Republic of the Congo
National Name: République Populaire du Congo
Alternate Names: Congo; Congo Republic; République du Congo; not to be confused with Congo Democratic Republic (Zaire) which has also been called Congo and Republic of the Congo
Monetary Units: 1 CFA franc (CFAF) = 100 centimes.
Location: Central Africa; bordered by Gabon (northwest); Cameroon and Central African Republic (north); Congo Democratic Republic (east and south); Angola and Atlantic Ocean (southwest).
History: Formerly Middle Congo, then part of French Equatorial Africa, then part of Congo Democratic Republic.
Mineral Resources: Diamonds; petroleum.



Congo People's Republic Scott C94 Congo People's Republic Scott C95
Aurichalcite
Congo People's Republic
Scott C94
100 CFA francs
Dioptase
Congo People's Republic
Scott C95
150 CFA francs

This set of 2 stamps was issued on 20 Mar 1970.
Both stamps show illustrations of natural, unpolished specimens.



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