Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Serpentine


Mineral Name: Serpentine

Composition: Magnesium iron nickel silicate hydroxide

Nomenclature: Named after the word "serpent" because of the mottled and scaly appearance of serpentine marble.

Industrial Uses: Building stone, ornamental stones.

Additional Notes: A group of chemically- and structurally-related minerals.



New Caledonia : Scott 473 : 30 francs : 17 Mar 1982

Anorthosite (feldspar); Nephrite (jade); Serpentine