Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 547, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 547  
Name and quarry location: Gesso di Matelica, alabastro di Matelica, from Matelica, Macerata, Marches, Italy  
Geological description: Crystals of gypsum as dark 'spots', and small fragments of micritic limestone, in a matrix of fine-grained compact gypsum (alabaster).  
Comments: Matelica may be correct. According to Jervis (1889) gypsum was obtained here for the cement industry.  
References: Jervis (1889) 211  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 135.4 Gesso di Matelica  

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