Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 981

Corsi 981, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 981  
Name and quarry location: Sicilian jasper, diaspro di Sicilia, from Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Banded jasper, perhaps originally oolitic ironstone or limestone. Cavities and fractures are filled with colourless quartz.  
Comments: This is from Sicily, and may be from Giuliana in the Province of Palermo.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 6. Jasper; ii. Italian jaspers  
Corsi's text: 191.37/ S25.3 Altro [Diaspro di Sicilia]  

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