Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring

Rock Name: Gneiss
Composition: A coarse-grained rock in which bands rich in granular minerals alternate with bands of metamorphic micaeous minerals
Nomenclature: Named after the German word gneis.
Industrial Uses: Building stone, ornamental stone.
Additional Notes: Pronounced "nice" and, as a result, has become the target of numerous tired puns like "Have a gneiss day."

Finland Scott 734
Gneiss (Veined Gneiss)
Scott 734
2.10 markka
8 Feb 1986

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished specimen. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch