Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Lazulite


Mineral Name: Lazulite
Composition: Magnesium iron aluminum phosphate hydroxide
Nomenclature: Named after the German word lazurstein which means "blue stone" because of its color.
Industrial Uses: Gemstones, ornamental stones.
Additional Notes: Also referred to as blue spar. Not to be confused with lazurite, despite the similarity of names and appearance.



Switzerland Scott B306
Lazulite
Switzerland
Scott B306
30+10 centimes
1 Jun 1961

The stamp shows a natural, unpolished specimen.



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