Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 737, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 737  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, diaspro-agata di Caccamo, from Caccamo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated jasper with yellow brown-dark brown clasts. Colourless crystalline quartz matrix has areas of chalcedony with botryoidal surface clearly visible in some places.  
Comments: Jaspers and agates from Caccamo, Prov. di Palermo, Sicily, Italy are described by Tata (1772) and Jervis (1881, 1889).  
References: Jervis (1881) 207; Jervis (1889) 451; Montana & Briuccia (1998); Price (2007) 246-247; Schmidt (2002); Tata (1772) 19, 28  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 5. Agate  
Corsi's text: 184.15 Agata di Caccamo in Sicilia  

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