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A lozenge shaped shard of gypsum obtained near present-day Pozzuoli [Puetoly]. In hand-sized samples, it can vary from transparent to opaque. A very fine-grained white or lightly-tinted variety of gypsum is called alabaster, which is prized for ornamental work of various sorts. In Bargrave’s words, he collected "Some of the floore of brimstone from that horrid sulfurious mountain ... called Sulfaterra, near Puteoly".