Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Enargite


Mineral Name: Enargite
Composition: Copper arsenic sulfide
Nomenclature: Named after the Greek enargos, which means "visible" or "obvious" due to the mineral's distinct cleavage.
Industrial Uses: Ore of copper.
Additional Notes: Enargite occasionally occurs in pseudo-hexagonal, star-shaped, cyclic twinned crystals.



China (ROC) Scott 3123
Enargite
China (ROC)
Scott 3123
$12
8 May 1997

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished specimen.



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