Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 552, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 552  
Name and quarry location: Gesso di Faenza, from Faenza, Ravenna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy  
Geological description: Calcite-cemented breccia with small angular gypsum clasts, patches of micritic limestone and smaller dark grains.  
Comments: Faenza, in Ravenna, is probably correct. Jervis (1889) refers to two localities in the vicinity of Faenza; Riolo and Brisighella, both yielding large quantites of gypsum.  
References: Jervis (1889) 201-202  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 136.9 Gesso di Faenza  

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