Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Gold


Mineral Name: Gold

Composition: Gold

Nomenclature: Name is of uncertain origin; possibly after the ancient word geolu which means "yellow."

Industrial Uses: Jewelry, electronics, dental uses, monetary exchange, ornamental (gold leaf).

Additional Notes: Also referred to as native gold. Extremely malleable--can be hammered into very thin sheets only a few hundred atoms thick. Will not tarnish in its pure state. Specimens that do tarnish do so because many natural gold specimens contain intermixed silver, which tarnishes very easily. Gold is one of the best conductors of electricity.



Canada : Scott 1438 : 42 cents : 21 Sep 1992

Gold



Central Africa : Scott 1263 : 2000 francs : 1998

Gold; Gypsum (desert rose); Realgar



Ecuador : Scott 1443 : 800 sucre : 6 Oct 1997

Gold



Fiji : Scott 253 : 4 shillings : 15 Jul 1968

Gold



Fiji : Scott 273 : 40 cents : 13 Jan 1969

Gold



Ghana : Scott 824 : 80 pesewas : 10 Mar 1983

Iron ore; Diamond; Bauxite; Gold



Namibia : Scott 688 : 2 rand : 2 Jan 1991

Gold



Zaire : Scott 1104 : 75 makuta : 13 Feb 1983

Gold



Zimbabwe : Scott 680 : 98 cents : 1993

Gold