Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From

Official Name: Oriental Republic of Uruguay
National Name: Republica Oriental del Uruguay
Monetary Units: 1 peso = 100 centésimos. In November 1973, the Uruguayan new peso (NUr$) replaced the old peso at the rate of 1 new peso to 1,000 old peso. 1 Uruguayan new peso (NUr$) = 100 centésimos. On March 1, 1993, the peso uruguayo (Uruguayan peso (Ur$)) replaced the new Uruguayan peso (NUr$) at the rate of 1 Uruguayan peso = 1,000 new Uruguayan pesos.
Location: Southern South America; bordered by Argentina (west); Brazil (north and east); South Atlantic Ocean (south).
Mineral Resources: Minor minerals.

Uruguay Scott 828 Uruguay Scott 829 Uruguay Scott 830
Quartz (var. Amethyst)
Scott 828
5 pesos
Quartz (var. Agate)
Scott 829
9 pesos
Quartz (var. Chalcedony)
Scott 830
15 pesos

This set of 3 stamps was issued on 7 Oct 1972 and
shows illustrations of native gemstones in their natural and cut states. Philatelic Mineralogy Copyright © 1997-2010 by Richard Busch