Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Ecuador


Official Name: Republic of Ecuador
National Name: República del Ecuador
Monetary Units: 1 sucre = 100 centavos
Location: Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru.
Mineral Resources: Petroleum.



  Ecuador Scott 1441 Ecuador Scott 1442  
  Quartz (var. Rock Crystal)
Ecuador
Scott 1441
400 sucre
Chalcopyrite
Ecuador
Scott 1442
600 sucre
 
 
Ecuador Scott 1443 Ecuador Scott 1444 Ecuador Scott 1445
Gold
Ecuador
Scott 1443
800 sucre
Petrified Wood
Ecuador
Scott 1444
2000 sucre
Pyrite
Ecuador
Scott 1445
2600 sucre

This set of 5 stamps was issued on 6 Oct 1997.
Scott 1441, 1442, and 1445 show natural, unpolished mineral specimens.
Scott 1443 shows a natural, stream-polished specimen.
Scott 1444 shows a natural, unpolished specimen and a polished cross-section.



Ecuador Scott C361
Pyrite; Chalcopyrite
Ecuador
Scott C361
60 centavos
1960

Illustrations of natural, unpolished specimens
in lower half of coat of arms.



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