Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
Kenya


Official Name: Republic of Kenya
National Name: Jamhuri ya Kenya
Alternate Name: formerly British East Africa
Monetary Units: East African shilling (£) = 100 cents. In 1971, the Kenyan shilling replaced the East African shilling (£). Currently, 1 Kenyan shilling (K Sh) = 100 cents. Kenya pound (K£) as a unit of account equals 20 Kenyan shilling (K Sh)
Location: Eastern Africa; bordered by Tanzania (south); Uganda (west); Sudan (northwest); Ethiopia (north); Somalia and Indian Ocean (east).
Mineral Resources: Gold, limestone, soda ash, salt barytes, fluorite, garnets, rubies, other semi-precious gems.



  Kenya Scott 98 Kenya Scott 99 Kenya Scott 100  
  Gypsum
Kenya
Scott 98
10 cents
Trona
Kenya
Scott 99
20 cents
Kyanite
Kenya
Scott 100
30 cents
 
 
Kenya Scott 101 Kenya Scott 102 Kenya Scott 103 Kenya Scott 104
Microcline
(var. Amazonite (Feldspar))
Kenya
Scott 101
40 cents
Galena
 
Kenya
Scott 102
50 cents
Quartz (var. Agate;
Petrified Wood)
Kenya
Scott 103
70 cents
Fluorite
 
Kenya
Scott 104
80 cents

This set of 7 stamps was issued on 13 Dec 1977.
The petrified wood shown on Scott 103 is sawed and polished.
The remaining stamps show natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



  Kenya Scott 105 Kenya Scott 106  
  Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Kenya
Scott 105
1 shilling
Quartz (var. Agate) geode
Kenya
Scott 106
1.50 shilling
 
 
Kenya Scott 107 Kenya Scott 108 Kenya Scott 109
Tourmaline
Kenya
Scott 107
2 shillings
Beryl (var. Aquamarine)
Kenya
Scott 108
3 shillings
Rhodolite (Garnet)
Kenya
Scott 109
5 shillings
 
Kenya Scott 110 Kenya Scott 111 Kenya Scott 112
Corundum (var. Sapphire)
Kenya
Scott 110
10 shillings
Corundum (var. Ruby)
Kenya
Scott 111
20 shillings
Grossular (Garnet)
Kenya
Scott 112
40 shillings

This set of 8 stamps was issued on 13 Dec 1977.
All stamps show natural, unpolished crystals, specimens in matrix, and cut or faceted gemstones.



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