Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 546, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 546  
Name and quarry location: Gesso di Iesi, alabastro di Iesi, from Iesi, Ancona, Marches, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained compact gypsum (alabaster) - nodular mass, fibrous towards margins.  
Comments: Iesi may be correct. According to Jervis (1889), gypsum has been worked extensively in the Province of Ancona.  
References: Jervis (1889) passim.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 135.3 Gesso di Jesi  

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