Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
French Southern and Antarctic Territories


Official Name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
National Name: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Française
Alternate Names: French Southern and Antarctic Lands; F.S.A.T.; Terres Australes et Antarctiques Française
Monetary Units: 1 franc (F) = 100 centimes (c)
Location: South of Africa; islands in the southern Indian Ocean, about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia.
Mineral Resources: None.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 146 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 147
Mesolite
F.S.A.T.
Scott 146
5.10 francs
Analcime
F.S.A.T.
Scott 147
7.30 francs

This set of 2 stamps was issued on 1 Jan 1989 and
shows illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 156 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 163 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 183
Aragonite
F.S.A.T.
Scott 156
5.10 francs
1 Jan 1990
Mordenite
F.S.A.T.
Scott 163
5.20 francs
1 Jan 1991
Almandine (Garnet)
F.S.A.T.
Scott 183
1.00 francs
1 Jan 1993

These stamps show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 194 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 203 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 212
Cordierite
F.S.A.T.
Scott 194
1.00 francs
1 Jan 1994
Olivine
F.S.A.T.
Scott 203
1.00 francs
2 Jan 1995
Microcline (var. Amazonite (Feldspar))
F.S.A.T.
Scott 212
1.00 francs
1 Jan 1996

These stamps show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 221
Meteorite (Micrometeorites of Cape Prudhomme)
F.S.A.T.
Scott 221
15 francs
1 Jan 1996

Illustration of magnified micrometeorite.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 222 French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 235
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
F.S.A.T.
Scott 222
1.00 francs
1 Jan 1997
Quartz (var. Rock Crystal)
F.S.A.T.
Scott 235
1.00 francs
2 Jan 1998

These stamps show illustrations of natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



French Southern and Antarctic Territories Scott 244
Epidote
F.S.A.T.
Scott 244
1.00 francs
1 Jan 1999

Illustration of natural, unpolished mineral specimen.



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