Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 732, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 732  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, diaspro-agata di Monreale, from Monreale, Palermo, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated brown jasper with matrix and fracture fills of colourless crystalline quartz.  
Comments: From the area around Monreale, south-west of Palermo, Sicily, where, according to Jervis and Tata, many varieties of jasper and agate were obtained.  
References: Jervis (1881) 210-211; Jervis (1889) 454; Montana & Briuccia (1998); Price (2007) 246-247; Schmidt (2002); Tata (1772) passim.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 5. Agate  
Corsi's text: 184.10 Agata di Monte Reale in Sicilia  

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