Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 550

Corsi 550, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 550  
Name and quarry location: Gesso di Matelica, alabastro di Matelica, from Matelica, Macerata, Marches, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic limestone containing bands of gypsum crystals, as spots and patches in fine-grained compact gypsum (alabaster).  
Comments: Metalica was a source of gypsum according to Jervis (1889). However much of this specimen is limestone rather than gypsum.  
References: Jervis (1889) 211  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 135.7 Altro dello stesso luogo [Gesso di Matelica]  

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