Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Quartz


Mineral Name: Quartz

Composition: Silicon oxide

Nomenclature: Named after the German word quarz (or quarzum), of uncertain derivation.

Industrial Uses: Gemstones, carvings, electronics, high-temperature glass, crushed stone.

Additional Notes: The second most common mineral on Earth (feldspar is the most common). Literally hundreds of varieties of quartz exist including agate, jasper, amethyst, opal, citrine, etc. Quartz has a wide variety of uses, and is one of the most studied minerals due to its myriad uses.



Afars & Issas : Scott 351 : 25 francs : 26 Apr 1971

Quartz (geode)



Algeria : Scott 712 : 1.20 dinar : 21 Apr 1983

Agate (quartz)



Armenia : Scott 586 : 250 dram : 1998

Agate (quartz)



Australia : Scott 558 : 6 cents : 11 Jul 1973

Chrysoprase (quartz - chalcedony)



Australia : Scott 559 : 7 cents : 11 Jul 1973

Agate (quartz)



Australia : Scott 560 : 8 cents : 11 Jul 1973

Precious opal (quartz)



Australia : Scott 580 : 9 cents : 16 Oct 1974

[o/p Australia Scott 560]

Precious opal (quartz)



Australia : Scott 1429 : $1.20 : 5 Apr 1995

Light opal (quartz)

[holographic]



Australia : Scott 1430 : $2.50 : 5 Apr 1995

Black opal (quartz)

[holographic]



Austria : Scott B356 : 7+3 schilling : 25 May 1990

Amethyst (quartz)



Azerbaijan : Scott 422 : 20 manat : 15 Jun 1994

Amethyst (quartz)



Brazil : Scott 2199 : 1.50 new cruzado : 12 Jul 1989

Amethyst (quartz)



Bulgaria : Scott 3896 : 1 lev : 20 Nov 1995

Agate (quartz) geode



Bulgaria : Scott 3899 : 7 leva : 20 Nov 1995

Amethyst (quartz)



Burkina Faso : Scott 904 : 20 CFA francs : 4 Feb 1991

Quartz



Canada : Scott 401p : 1 cent : 4 Feb 1963

Quartz



Central Africa : Scott 1262b : 600 francs : 1998

Opal (quartz)



Comoro Islands : Scott 933 : 1125 francs : 1998

Rutile in Quartz; Calcite; Wulfenite



Cyprus : Scott 913 : 10 cents : 9 Mar 1998

Jasper (quartz)



Cyprus : Scott 916 : 30 cents : 9 Mar 1998

Chalcedony (quartz)



Czechoslovakia : Scott 1561 : 80 halura : 8 Aug 1968

Agate (quartz)



Ecuador : Scott 1441 : 400 sucre : 6 Oct 1997

Quartz (rock crystal)



France : Scott 2018 : 3 francs : 13 Sep 1986

Quartz



French Southern and Antarctic Territories : Scott 222 : 1.00 franc : 1 Jan 1997

Amethyst (quartz)



French Southern and Antarctic Territories : Scott 235 : 1.00 franc : 2 Jan 1998

Quartz (rock crystal)



Germany, DDR : Scott 1357 : 25 pfennige : 22 Feb 1972

Amethyst (quartz)



Germany, DDR : Scott 1604 : 10 pfennige : 17 Dec 1974

Banded jasper (quartz)



Germany, DDR : Scott 1605 : 15 pfennige : 17 Dec 1974

Smoky quartz



Germany, DDR : Scott 1607 : 25 pfennige : 17 Dec 1974

Amethyst (quartz)



Germany, DDR : Scott 1609 : 70 pfennige : 17 Dec 1974

Agate (quartz) geode



Germany, DDR : Scott 1960 : 25 pfennige : 24 Oct 1978

Agate (quartz)



Kenya : Scott 103 : 70 cents : 13 Dec 1977

Agate (quartz; petrified wood)



Kenya : Scott 105 : 1 shilling : 13 Dec 1977

Amethyst (quartz)



Kenya : Scott 106 : 1.50 shilling : 13 Dec 1977

Agate (quartz) geode



Korea, DPR : Stanley Gibbons N3513 : 20 chon : 2 May 1995

Amethyst (quartz)



Malawi : Scott 370 : 5 tambala : 20 Aug 1980

Agate (quartz)



Malawi : Scott 372 : 20 tambala : 20 Aug 1980

Smoky quartz



Monaco : Scott 1728 : 6.00 franc : 4 Sep 1990

Quartz



New Zealand : Scott 756 : 2 cent : 1 Dec 1982

Agate (quartz)



New Zealand : Scott 758 : 4 cent : 1 Dec 1982

Amethyst (quartz)



New Zealand : Scott 759 : 5 cent : 1 Dec 1982

Carnelian (quartz)



Russia : Scott 2825 : 4 kopecks : 26 Dec 1963

Jasper (quartz)



Russia : Scott 2826 : 6 kopecks : 26 Dec 1963

Amethyst (quartz)



Switzerland : Scott B276 : 40+10 centimes : 31 May 1958

Quartz (rock crystal)



Switzerland : Scott B283 : 10+10 centimes : 1 Jun 1959

Agate (quartz)



Switzerland : Scott B285 : 30+10 centimes : 1 Jun 1959

Amethyst (quartz)



Switzerland : Scott B292 : 5+5 centimes : 1 Jun 1960

Smoky quartz



Thailand : Scott 624 : 75 stang : 7 Jun 1972

Ruby (corundum); quartz



Thailand : Scott 625 : 2 baht : 7 Jun 1972

Sapphire (corundum); quartz



Thailand : Scott 626 : 4 baht : 7 Jun 1972

Zircon; quartz



Uruguay : Scott 828 : 5 pesos : 7 Oct 1972

Amethyst (quartz)



Uruguay : Scott 829 : 5 pesos : 7 Oct 1972

Agate (quartz)



Uruguay : Scott 830 : 5 pesos : 7 Oct 1972

Chalcedony (quartz)



United States : Scott 1538 : 10 cents : 13 Jun 1974

Agate (quartz; petrified wood)



United States : Scott 1539 : 10 cents : 13 Jun 1974

Tourmaline; Quartz



United States : Scott 1540 : 10 cents : 13 Jun 1974

Amethyst (quartz)



Zaire : Scott 1103 : 45 makuta : 13 Feb 1983

Quartz



Zimbabwe : Scott 502 : 17 cents : 21 Aug 1985

Amethyst (quartz) geode