Postmarks for Towns With Geology Related Names


I am a geologist and I collect U. S. postal history. I have combined those topics and am collecting postal cancellations from post offices in U. S. communities with geology related names. The postmarks are illustrated below alphabetically in geology categories.

Abbreviations

DPO - discontinued post office.


MINERALS


Alabaster, AL

    Hand cancellation: "ALABASTER, AL 35007 USPS JUL 9 2018".

Antimony, UT

    Hand cancellation: "ANTIMONY, UT 84712 USPS JUL 11 2015".

Black Diamond, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "BLACK DIAMOND, CAL. JAN 3 1911".

Diamond, AK

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "DIAMOND, ALASKA NOV 21 1937".

    Hand cancellation: "DIAMOND, ALASKA MAR 21 1949".

Galena, AK

    Hand cancellation: "GALENA, AK 99741-9998 USPS AUG 10 2017".

Galena, IL

    Machine cancellation: "GALENA, ILL. AUG 27 1956".

    Machine cancellation: "GALENA, ILL. AUG 8 1959".

Galena, KS

    Hand cancellation: "GALENA, KANS. SEP 21 1911".

Galena, MO

    Hand cancellation: "GALENA, MO. OCT 25 1916".

Galena, OH

    Hand cancellation: "GALENA, OHIO APR 14 1908".

Garnet, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "GARNET, CALIF.. FEB 23 1941".

Gypsum, CO

    Hand cancellation: "GYPSUM, CO 81637 USPS AUG 3 2015".

Gypsum, KS

    Hand cancellation: "GYPSUM, KS 67448 USPS MAR 11 2015".

Gypsum, OH

    Hand cancellation: "GYPSUM, OH 43433-9998 USPS MAR 5 2015".

Hematite, MO

    Hand cancellation: "HEMATITE, MO 63047 USPS APR 16 2016".

Iron, MN

    Machine cancellation: "IRON, MN 55751 USPS MAR 5 2015".

Jasper, AL

    Hand cancellation: "JASPER, AL 35501 U.S.P.S. JUL 9 2018".

Jasper, GA

    Hand cancellation: "JASPER, GA 30143 USPS JUL 18 2018".

Jasper, IN

    Machine cancellation: "JASPER, IN 47646 USPS MAR 5 2015".

Jasper, MO

    Hand cancellation: "JASPER, MO. SEP 18 1908".

Lead, SD

    Machine flag cancellation: "LEAD, S. DAK. MAY 5 1908".

    Machine cancellation: "LEAD, S. DAK. OCT 1 1955".

    Hand cancellation: "LEAD, SD 57754 USPS MAR 9 2015".

Mineral, CA

    Hand cancellation: "MINERAL, CALIF. AUG 25 1959 | 1 |".

    Hand cancellation: "MINERAL, CA 96063 USPS MAY 17 2002".

    Hand cancellation: "MINERAL, CA 96063 USPS JUL 28 2014".

Mineral, IL

    Hand cancellation: "MINERAL, IL 61344 USPS JUL 16 2018".

Opal, WY

    Hand cancellation: "OPAL, WY 83124 JAN 28 1982".

    Hand cancellation: "OPAL, WY 83124 USPS OCT 1 2015".

Peridot, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "PERIDOT, AZ 85542 DEC 21 1976".

    Hand cancellation: "PERIDOT, AZ 85542 DEC 27 1995".

Platinum, AK

    Hand cancellation: "PLATINUM, ALASKA AUG 17 1945".

Quartz, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "QUARTZ, CAL. OCT 9 1908".

Ruby, AK

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, ALASKA DEC 12 1958".

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, AK 99768 OCT 13 1987".

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, ALASKA 99768 MAR 15 2018".

Ruby, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, ARIZ. MAY 31 1941".

Ruby, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, CAL. FEB 17 1912".

Sulphur, OK

    Hand cancellation: "SULPHUR, OK 73086 U.S. POSTAL SERVICE OCT 3 2017".

Sylvanite, NM

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "SYLVANITE, N.MEX. FEB 28 1909".

Topaz, CA

    Hand cancellation: "TOPAZ, CALIF. JUL 1 1957".

    Hand cancellation: "TOPAZ, CA 96133 DEC 12 1983".

Trona, CA

    Rectangular hand cancellation: "TRONA, CALIF.". "APR 26 1938".

    Hand cancellation: "TRONA, CA 93562 JAN 28 1993".

    Hand cancellation: "TRONA, CA 93562 DEC 23 2002".

    Hand cancellation: "TRONA, CA 93562 USPS AUG 27 2015".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Bornite, AK [DPO]. Copper, CA [DPO]. Diamond, MO. Emerald, GA [DPO]. Emerald, ID [DPO]. Emerald, KS [DPO]. Emerald, MI [DPO]. Emerald, MN [DPO]. Emerald, MS [DPO]. Emerald, NE [DPO]. Emerald, OH [DPO]. Emerald, PA [DPO]. Emerald, TX [DPO]. Emerald, WA [DPO]. Emerald, WI [DPO]. Gold, TX [DPO]. Mica, GA [DPO]. Mica, ID [DPO]. Mica, NC [DPO]. Mica, SC [DPO]. Mica, VA [DPO]. Mica, WA [DPO]. Quartz, CO [DPO]. Quartz, GA [DPO]. Quartz, MT [DPO]. Quartz, OK [DPO]. Turquoise, AZ [DPO].


ROCKS


Basalt, CO

    Hand cancellation: "BASALT, COLO. JUN 11 1958".

    Hand cancellation: "BASALT, CO 81621 JUL 22 1966".

    Machine cancellation: "BASALT, CO 81621 JAN 26 1973".

    Hand cancellation: "BASALT, CO 81621 USPS MAR 7 2015".

Basalt, ID

    Hand cancellation: "BASALT, ID 83218-9998 USPS MAR 11 2015".

Bauxite, AR

    Hand cancellation: "BAUXITE, AR 72011 USPS AUG 14 2015".

Flint, MI

    Hand cancellation: "FLINT, MICH. OCT 28 [late 1870s]".

    Machine cancellation: "FLINT, MICH. SEP 23 1910".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "FLINT, MICH. JUL 9 1942 | BUY DEFENSE SAVINGS BONDS AND STAMPS |".

Granite, OK

    Hand cancellation: "GRANITE, OK 73547 USPS APR 28 2015".

Jet, OK

    Hand cancellation: "JET, OK 73749 USPS NOV 2 2017".

Lignite, ND

    Hand cancellation: "LIGNITE, ND 58752 JUL 17 1918".

Limestone, ME

    Hand cancellation: "LIMESTONE AIR BASE STA., LIMESTONE, MAINE FEB 12 1953".

    Machine cancellation: "| AIR FORCE BASE STA. | LIMESTONE, MAINE FEB 20 1958".

    Hand cancellation: "LIMESTONE, ME 04750 AUG 24 2018".

Limestone, MI

    Hand cancellation: "LIMESTONE, MICH. AUG 28 1907 | 1 |".

Limestone, PA

    Hand cancellation: "LIMESTONE, PA. DEC 22 1927".

Limestone, TN

    Hand cancellation: "LIMESTONE, TN 37681-9998 FEB 27 2017".

Onyx, CA

    Hand cancellation: "ONYX, CALIF. DEC 2 1948".

    Hand cancellation: "ONYX, CA 93255 DEC 4 1970".

    Hand cancellation: "ONYX, CA 93255 DEC 31 1976".

    Hand cancellation: "ONYX, CA 93255 USPS JAN 28 2014".

Pipestone, MN

    Machine cancellation: "PIPESTONE, MINN. OCT 11 1939".

    Machine cancellation: "PIPESTONE, MINN. MAR 12 1945".

Quartzsite, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "QUARTZSITE, ARIZ. FEB 10 1914".

    Hand cancellation: "QUARTZSITE, AZ 85346 DEC 27 1980".

    Hand cancellation: "QUARTZSITE, AZ 85346 DEC 27 2000".

Rock, MA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "RECEIVED, ROCK, MASS. MAR 7 1894".

Sandstone, MN

    Hand cancellation: "SANDSTONE, MINN. NOV 1 1938".

    Hand cancellation: "SANDSTONE, MN 55072 USPO AUG 18 2015".

Sandstone, WV

    Hand cancellation: "SANDSTONE, WV 25985 USPS MAR 9 2015".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Anthracite, CO [DPO]. Bauxite, AL [DPO]. Coal, AL [DPO]. Diorite, MI [DPO]. Gneiss, NC [DPO]. Granite, CO [DPO]. Rhyolite, NV [DPO]. Sandstone, MI [DPO]. Sandstone, MO [DPO]. Sandstone, MT [DPO]. Sandstone, OR [DPO]. Sandstone, SD [DPO]. Sandstone, WY [DPO]. Shale, CA [DPO]. Shale, VA [DPO]. Slate, AL [DPO]. Slate, AR [DPO]. Slate, GA [DPO]. Slate, IN [DPO]. Slate, KS [DPO]. Slate, KY [DPO]. Slate, NC [DPO]. Slate, SD [DPO]. Slate, TN [DPO]. Slate, VA [DPO]. Slate, WV [DPO].


VOLCANICS


Crater Lake, OR

    Hand cancellation: "CRATER LAKE STATION, OR 97604 JUN 6 2014".

Magma, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "MAGMA, ARIZ. MAY 13 1918".

Volcano, CA

    This cacheted cover features the Chaw-se Indian Grinding Rock Historical State Park. Special hand pictorial cancellation: "VOLCANO, CA 95689 SEP 22 1979".

    Hand cancellation: "VOLCANO, CA 95689 USPS MAR 6 2013".

Volcano, HI

    Hand cancellation: "VOLCANO, HI 96785 OCT 22 2007".

    Hand cancellation: "VOLCANO, HI 96785 USPS MAY 14 2015".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Lava, ID [DPO]. Lava, KS [DPO]. Lava, NM [DPO]. Lava, NY [DPO]. Lava, OR [DPO]. Volcano, NM [DPO]. Volcano, WV [DPO].


GEOTHERMAL / HYDROTHERMAL


Geyser, MT

    Hand cancellation: "GEYSER, MT 59447 MAR 6 1987".

Hot Springs, AK

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, ALASKA NOV 30 1957".

Hot Springs, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, ARIZ. ? 1903".

    Hand cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, ARIZ. MAR 20 1936".

Hot Springs, AR

    Machine flag cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, ARK. SEP 13 1910".

    Machine flag cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, ARK NOV 10 1911".

Hot Springs, NM

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, N.MEX. AUG 27 1946".

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, N.MEX. MAR 16 1949".

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, N.MEX. APR 1 1949".

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, N.MEX. MAR 31 1950".

Hot Springs, NC

    Hand cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, N.C. JUL 10 1907".

    Hand cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, NC 28743 SEP 29 2016 USPS".

Hot Springs, SD

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, S.DAK. JUN 5 1915".

    Machine cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, S.DAK. JUN 16 1922".

Hot Springs, VA

    Machine pictorial & slogan cancellation: "HOT SPRINGS, VA MAY 11 1965 | Remember Only you can PREVENT FOREST FIRES |".

Lava Hot Springs, ID

    Machine cancellation: "LAVA HOT SPRINGS, ID 83246 DEC 17 1991".

Magnetic Springs, OH

    Hand cancellation: "MAGNETIC SPRINGS, OHIO JUL 16 1904".

    Hand cancellation: "MAGNETIC SPRINGS, OHIO JUN 4 1914".

Warm Mineral Springs, FL

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "WARM MINERAL SPRINGS RUR. STA., VENICE, FL 33595 NOV 10 1966".

    Hand cancellation: "WARM MINERAL SPRINGS, FL 33595 APR 16 1974".

Warm Springs, OR

    Hand cancellation: "WARM SPRINGS, OREG. JUL 18 1921".

    Special machine slogan cancellation: "WARM SPRINGS, OR 97761 SEP 20 1972 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Volcano Springs, CA [DPO].


SEDIMENTARY / SEDIMENTOLOGIC


Boulder, CO

    Machine cancellation: "BOULDER, COLO. SEP 13 1913 ( 1 ) ( D )".

    Machine cancellation: "BOULDER, COLO. AUG 3 1927".

    Machine cancellation: "BOULDER, COLO. AUG 5 1946".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "BOULDER, COLO. AUG 26 1959 | COLORADO RUSH TO THE ROCKIES   1859 CENTENNIAL 1959 |".

Boulder, UT

    Hand cancellation: "BOULDER, UT 84716 SEP 3 1991".

Boulder, WY

    Hand cancellation: "BOULDER, WY 82923 MAY 27 1987".

    Hand cancellation: "BOULDER, WY 82923 JUN 15 1987".

Caprock, NM

    Hand cancellation: "CAPROCK, N. MEX. DEC 9 1980".

Clay, AL

    Hand cancellation: "CLAY, AL 35048 JUL 9 2018".

Clay, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "CLAY, CAL. MAR 15 1916".

    Hand cancellation: "CLAY, CALIF. AUG 15 1954".

Sandy, OR

    Machine cancellation: "SANDY, OR 97055 MAY 20 1969".

    Machine cancellation: "SANDY, OR 97055 AUG 5 1971".

Sandy, UT

    Machine cancellation: "SANDY, UT 84070 JUL 8 1972".


STRUCTURAL


Basin, MT

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 MAY 22 1978".

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 DEC 8 1988".

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 USPS AUG 15 2015".

Dome, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "DOME, ARIZ. DEC 1 1931".

    Hand cancellation: "DOME, ARIZ. MAR 4 1936".


PALEONTOLOGY / FOSSILS


Amber, WA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "AMBER, WASH. FEB 28 1975".

Dinosaur, CO

    Hand cancellation: "DINOSAUR, CO 81610 SEP 2 2009".

    Hand cancellation: "DINOSAUR, CO 81610 SEP 24 2013".

Dinosaur, CO

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "DINOSAUR STATION, GRAND JCT, CO 81501 JULY 22 1989 | DINOSAUR CAPITAL OF THE WORLD |".

Dinosaur, NM

[TPS]

    Special hand pictorial cancellation: "DINOSAUR STATION, ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO 87101 July 12, 1987".

Dinosaur City, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. JUN 21 1965".

    Two different hand cancellations: "DINOSAUR CITY, ARIZ. AUG 18 1966" and "Dinosaur City Rur. Sta., Peach Springs, Ariz. USPO AUG 18 1966".

Fossil, OR

    Hand cancellation: "FOSSIL, OREG. MAY 1 1929".

    Hand cancellation: "FOSSIL, OR 97830 JUN 19 2014".

Mammoth, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "MAMMOTH, ARIZ. APR 22 1932".

    Hand cancellation: "MAMMOTH, AZ 85618 JUN 4 1980".

    Hand cancellation: "MAMMOTH, AZ 85618 USPS APR 19 2013".

Petrified Forest, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "PETRIFIED FOREST, AZ 86028 FEB 27 1987".

    Hand cancellation: "PETRIFIED FOREST, AZ 86028 USPS SEP 12 2018".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Fossil, TN [DPO]. Fossil, TX [DPO]. Fossil, WY [DPO].


GEOMORPHOLOGIC FEATURES / LAND FORMS / PHYSIOGRAPHIC FEATURES


Balance Rock, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "BALANCE ROCK, CALIF. SEP 28 1938".

Basin, MT

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 MAY 22 1978".

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 DEC 8 1988".

    Hand cancellation: "BASIN, MT 59631 USPS AUG 15 2015".

Bedrock, CO

    Hand cancellation: "BEDROCK, CO 81411 USPS APR 28 2015".

Blowing Rock, NC

    Machine cancellation: "BLOWING ROCK, N.C. AUG 13 1952".

Bluff, UT

    Hand cancellation: "BLUFF, UT 84512 USPS NOV 30 2017".

Bluffs, IL

    Hand cancellation: "BLUFFS, ILL. SEP 29 1909".

Butte, MT

    Machine flag cancellation: "BUTTE, MONT. APR 9 1906 ( 2 )".

    Machine cancellation: "BUTTE, MONT. AUG 6 1955".

    Machine slogan & pictorial cancellation: "BUTTE, MONT. DEC 28 1965 | FIGHT TB SUPPORT YOUR TB ASSOCIATION |".

Canyon, CA

    Hand cancellation: "CANYON, CA 94516 JUN 23 1990".

    Hand cancellation: "CANYON, CA 94516 USPS MAR 27 2013".

Canyon, TX

    Hand cancellation: "CANYON, TX 79015-9998 USPS DEC 8 2017".

Cave Junction, OR

    Hand cancellation: "CAVE JUNCTION, ORE. JUL 23 1948".

    Hand cancellation: "CAVE JUNCTION, OR 97523 JUN 5 2014".

Cliff, NM

    Hand cancellation: "CLIFF, N. MEX. OCT 4 1934".

    Hand cancellation: "CLIFF, NM 88028 USPS MAY 17 2001".

    Hand cancellation: "CLIFF, NM 88028 USPS MAY 4 2015".

Delta, CO

    Hand cancellation: "DELTA, COLO. OCT 19 1911 ( 1 )".

    Machine cancellation: "DELTA, COLO. SEP 9 1948".

    Machine cancellation: "DELTA, CO 81416 MAR 12 1980".

Desert, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "DESERT STA., MESA, AZ 85206 NOV 19 1980".

    Hand cancellation: "DESERT STA., MESA, AZ USPS MAR 13 1992".

Flat Rock, MI

    Machine cancellation: "FLAT ROCK, MICH. DEC 23 1927".

    Machine cancellation: "FLAT ROCK, MICH. JUN 26 1947".

Inlet, NY

    Hand cancellation: "INLET, N.Y. AUG 27 1948 ".

Little Rock, AR

    Hand cancellation: "LITTLE ROCK, ARK. NOV 11 1941 ( 1 )".

    Machine pictorial & slogan cancellation: "LITTLE ROCK, ARK. OCT 18 1954 | WEAR OUR RED FEATHER PROUDLY |".

    Hand cancellation: "LITTLE ROCK, ARK. JUL 14 1960".

    Hand cancellation: "LITTLE ROCK, AR 72231 MAR 5 1983".

    Machine slogan cancellation: "LITTLE ROCK, AR 722 SEP 28 1995 | FHA CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING |".

Mesa, AZ

    Machine cancellation: "MESA, ARIZ. JAN 26 1920".

    Machine cancellation: "MESA, ARIZ. AUG 22 1924".

    Machine cancellation: "MESA, ARIZ. JAN 2 1940".

Mesa, CO

    Hand cancellation: "MESA, COLO. JAN 3 1961".

Monolith, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "MONOLITH, CALIF. FEB 18 1959".

Narrows, VA

    Machine cancellation: "NARROWS, VA. DEC 31 1951".

Natural Bridge, VA

    Machine cancellation: "NATURAL BRIDGE, VA. SEP 20 1939".

    Machine cancellation: "NATURAL BRIDGE, VA. JUL 12 1961".

    Machine cancellation: "NATURAL BRIDGE, VA 24578 JUN 4 1966".

Oxbow, OR

    Hand cancellation: "OXBOW, OR 97840 USPS JUN 17 2014".

Palisade, CO

    Machine flag cancellation: "PALISADE, COLO. AUG 15 1926".

Pinnacles, CA

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "PINNACLES, CALIF. MAY 4 1939".

    Hand cancellation: "PINNACLES, CALIF. JUL 31 1953".

Rimrock, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "RIMROCK, ARIZ. JUN 30 1951".

    Hand cancellation: "RIMROCK, AZ 86335 SEP 1 1989".

    Hand cancellation: "RIMROCK, AZ 86335 USPS MAR 28 2013".

Riverbank, CA

    Machine cancellation: "RIVERBANK, CALIF. AUG 1 1932".

Round Rock, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "ROUND ROCK CPO, AZ 86547 USPS OCT 1 2012".

Shoals, IN

    Hand cancellation: "SHOALS, IND. NOV 6" [circa 1865].

Split Rock, WI

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "SPLIT ROCK, WIS. NOV 28 1911".

Window Rock, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. OCT 17 1936".

    This cacheted cover features the Navajo Native Americans. Hand cancellation: "WINDOW ROCK, ARIZ. AUG 15 1961".

    It has two postal cancellations. Special hand slogan cancellation: "WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515 SEP 4 1986 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |". Special hand slogan & pictorial cancellation: "WINDOW ROCK, AZ 86515 SEP 4 1986 | NAVAJO NATION |".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: Basin, AZ [DPO]. Basin, CA [DPO]. Basin, ID [DPO]. Basin, ME [DPO]. Basin, MS [DPO]. Basin, NE [DPO]. Basin, OK [DPO]. Basin, OR [DPO]. Basin, TX [DPO]. Basin, UT [DPO]. Basin, WV [DPO]. Basin, WY. Bedrock, IL [DPO]. Bedrock, KS [DPO]. Bedrock, TN [DPO]. Delta, UT.


This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of four different mineral illustrated 10 cents postage stamps: Amethyst, Petrified Wood, Rhodochrosite, and Tourmaline. Special machine slogan cancellation: "LINCOLN, NE 68501 JUN 13 1974 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".


This cacheted cover is for the first day of issue of four different mineral illustrated 29 cents postage stamps: Azurite, Copper, Variscite, and Wulfenite. Special machine slogan cancellation: "WASHINGTON, DC 20066 SEP 17 1992 | FIRST DAY OF ISSUE |".


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