Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 773, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 773  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, diaspro di Cammerata, from Cammarata, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Jasper partly coloured by yellow-brown goethitic inclusions, partly by a mixture of goethitic and green silicate mineral inclusions.  
Comments: From Cammarata, Province of Girgenti, Sicily, Italy, see Borch (Montana, 1998). Jervis (1881) in his entry for Cammarata, lists green and yellow agates from Feudo Rossini and the slopes of Monte Gemini, and jaspers of the same colours from Monte Rossino. Tata (1772) also describes specimens of this coloration from the 'territorio di Camerata sopra il Monte Rossino'.  
References: Jervis (1881) 234; Jervis (1889) 449-482; Montana & Briuccia (1998) 35; Price (2007) 246-247; Schmidt (2002); Tata (1772) 17-18  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 6. Jasper; ii. Italian jaspers  
Corsi's text: 189.26 Diaspro di Camerata... di Sicilia  

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