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Monday, August 2, 2010

Special Volcano Stamps from Iceland

Iceland Post has issued three new stamps to commemorate a recent volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajokull.

All the stamps are silkscreen printed with very fine-grained trachyandesite ash which fell at Eyjafjallajokull in April. The trachyandesite magma has ca. 60% silica content and comes from a depth of 7 km with a temperature of more than 1100°C when it reaches the glacial ice.

The stamps were designed by Borgar Hjorleifur Arnason and Hany Hadaya.

Photographs were taken by Oskar Ragnarsson and Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson.