Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
New Caledonia

Official Name: Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies
National Name: Territoire des Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependances
Alternate Names: Nouvelle-Caledonie
Monetary Units: 1 franc of the Comptoirs Françaises du Pacifique (CFPF) = 100 centimes
Location: Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia.
Mineral Resources: Nickel, chrome, iron, cobalt, manganese, silver, gold, lead, copper.

New Caledonia Scott 472 New Caledonia Scott 473
New Caledonia
Scott 472
15 francs
Anorthosite (Feldspar),
Nephrite (Jade), Serpentine
New Caledonia
Scott 473
30 francs

This set of 2 stamps was issued on 17 Mar 1982.
Scott 472 shows a natural, unpolished specimen.
Scott 473 shows a polished slab of material. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch