Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 349, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 349  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro di Pierosara, from Pierosara, near Fabriano, Ancona, Marches, Italy  
Geological description: Compact travertine composed of coarse columnar calcite.  
Comments: This specimen is cut parallel with the bedding and finished with a particularly high polish.The medieval village of Pierosara, famed for its castle, is in the Parco Regionale della Golla Rossa e do Frasassi, an area of hot spring activity, travertine quarries and limestone caves, so the area of Corsi's locality is probably correct.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 100.16 Alabastro di Pierosora presso Fabriano  

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