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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Kyrgyzstan 2016
The Minerals




COUNTRY: Kyrgyzstan
ISSUE DATE: 6 January 2016
THEME: The Minerals
CIRCULATION: 15 000 (each stamp)
STAMP SIZE: 46 х 27.5 mm
SHEET SIZE: 113 х 108 mm
PHOTO: Alexey Sorokin
DESIGN: Olga Derej






No. 22. 50.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Aragonite - a speleothem (South of Kyrgyzstan), which is formed in karst cavities. 




No. 23. 50.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Realgar with orpiment. Its deposit is located in Khaidarkan and it can be found together with cinnabar (quicksilver). 



No. 24. 75.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Stibnite (antimonite, antimony). Its deposit is located in Kadamjay (an example of antimony ores’ purity, about 99.99%). 



No. 25. 100.00 KGS. The stamp depicts Kyanite (disthene). Its deposit is located in Chatkal District. The hardness of this mineral varies within one crystal. 










Stamp images and description thanks to Kyrgyz Express Post