Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 735, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 735  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, diaspro-agata di Adrano, from Adriano, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated yellow jasper, clasts heavily fractured, fracture-fill and matrix are greyish white chalcedony stained yellowish away from clasts. Brown patches on specimen are filler, generally in crystalline quartz-lined cavities.  
Comments: Perhaps from either Palazzo Adriano, Province of Palermo, Sicily, Italy mentioned for jasper by Jervis (1881, 1889), from the nearby Feudo Adriano; or from Adrana in Catania both mentioned by Montana (1998). Tata (1772) has two samples from 'Adriano'.  
References: Jervis (1881) 223, 225; Jervis (1889) 459; Montana & Briuccia (1998) 33; Price (2007) 246-247; Schmidt (2002); Tata (1772) 23-24, 29  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 5. Agate  
Corsi's text: 184.13 Agata di Adriano in Sicilia  

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