Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 544, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 544  
Name and quarry location: Gesso di Castellina Marittima, alabastro di Castellina Marittima, alabastro di Volterra, from Castellina Marittima, Pisa, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained compact gypsum (alabaster) with calcite-filled fractures.  
Comments: From upper Miocene evaporite deposits close to the Marmolaio River, west of Castellina Marittima, Province of Pisa, Tuscany, Italy (Jervis, 1889; 318-9; Dallan, 1969; 36).  
References: Dallan (1969) 36; Jervis (1889) 318-326; Price (2007) 46; Stolzuoli (c.1997)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 135.1 Gesso della Castellina in Toscana  

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