Mauritius is a volcanic island to the east of Reunion in the
Volcanism began about 10 million years ago and probably ended
about 100,000 years ago.
As a consequence it is heavily eroded.
A distinctive feature of that erosion is shown in the stamp
Montagnes des Trois Mamelles.
The stamp was issued April 12th 1971 in litho.
Stamp courtesy of Christo van Zyl
A photographic version of the erosion is shown in the stamp
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