Postmarks for Towns With Geology Related Names


I am a geologist and I collect U. S. postal history. I have combined those interests 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


Antimony, UT

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

Black Diamond, CA

[DPO]

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

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

    Machine 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, IN

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

Lead, SD

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

Mineral, CA

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

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".

Quartz, CA

[DPO]

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

Ruby, AZ

[DPO]

    Hand cancellation: "RUBY, ARIZ. MAY 21 1941".

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".


POSTMARKS STILL NEEDED: 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".

    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

    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".

Limestone, MI

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

Onyx, CA

    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".

Sandstone, MN

    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]. Limestone, ME [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 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].


HYDROTHERMAL


Geyser, MT

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

Hot Springs, AZ

[DPO]

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

Hot Springs, AR

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

Hot Springs, NM

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

Hot Springs, NC

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

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

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".


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".

Boulder, UT

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

Boulder, WY

    Hand cancellation: "BOULDER, WY 82823 JUN 15 1987".

Caprock, NM

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

Clay, CA

[DPO]

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

Sandy, OR

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

Sandy, UT

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


STRUCTURAL


Basin, MT

    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 24 2013".

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".

Dinosaur, NM

[TPS]

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

Fossil, OR

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

Petrified Forest National Park, AZ

    Hand cancellation: "PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK RUR. BR., HOLBROOK, AZ 86025 AUG 14 1967".

    Hand cancellation: "PETRIFIED FOREST NATL PARK, AZ 86028 APR 2 2013".


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 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".

Butte, MT

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

    Machine cancellation: "BUTTE, MONT. AUG 13 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".

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, NM 88028 USPS MAY 4 2015".

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. JUN 26 1947".

Inlet, NY

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

Little Rock, AR

    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".

Mesa, AZ

[DPO]

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

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

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

Monolith, CA

[DPO]

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

Natural Bridge, VA

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

Oxbow, OR

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

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".

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], Bluff, 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 |".


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