Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From
China (PRC)


Official Name: People's Republic of China
National Name: Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo
Alternate Names: China; PRC; Zhong Guo; not to be confused with Republic of China (ROC; Formosa; Taiwan) which is also referred to as China and which China (PRC) regards as its territory.
Monetary Units: 1 Renminbi (Yuan) (Y) = 10 jiao = 100 fen
Location: Eastern Asia; bordering the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and South China Sea, between North Korea and Vietnam.
Mineral Resources: Coal, iron ore, petroleum, mercury, tin, tungsten, antimony, manganese, molybdenum, vanadium, magnetite, aluminum, lead, zinc, uranium.



China (PRC) Scott 1799 China (PRC) Scott 1800
Orpiment
China (PRC)
Scott 1799
4 fen
Stibnite
China (PRC)
Scott 1800
8 fen
 
China (PRC) Scott 1801 China (PRC) Scott 1802
Cinnabar
China (PRC)
Scott 1801
10 fen
Wolframite
China (PRC)
Scott 1802
20 fen

This set of 4 stamps was issued on 25 Aug 1982 and
shows natural, unpolished mineral specimens.



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