Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps Featuring
Sphalerite


Mineral Name: Sphalerite

Composition: Zinc sulfide

Nomenclature: Named after the Greek word "sphaleros" which means "misleading" because of its similarity to lead ores such as galena.

Industrial Uses: Zinc ore.

Additional Notes: Also referred to as zinc blende, mock lead ore, and false galena.



Bulgaria : Scott 3897 : 2 leva : 20 Nov 1995

Sphalerite



Spain : Scott 2763b : 29 pesetas : 25 Feb 1994

Sphalerite



Yugoslavia : Scott 1500 : 4.90 dinar : 10 Sep 1980

Sphalerite