Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 746, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 746  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, from Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated jasper; part red with colourless agate/crystalline quartz matrix, part yellow-brown with colourless crystalline quartz matrix. Later fractures are also filled with colourless quartz.  
Comments: Provenance not known.  
References: Corsi (1845) 225-226; Jervis (1881) 193-318; Jervis (1889) 449-482; Montana & Briuccia (1998); Price (2007) 246-247; Schmidt (2002)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 6. Jasper; i. Antique jaspers  
Corsi's text: 186.4 Diaspro. Jaspis. Diaspro antico  

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