Other Name(s): Spanish Soil

Spanish earth, collected in Spain in 1885 by Mr Joseph Bosisto, a Victorian Commissioner to the 1885 Calcutta Exhibition, and donated to Museum Victoria by him two years later.

Spanish earth, similar to 'Fuller's Earth', comes from the wine-growing district of Spain. Spanish earth is a clay used for 'fining' sherries and other wines, obtained from near Xerez, the centre of the sherry-growing districts of south west Spain. Isinglass and the white of eggs are also used for this purpose.

Physical Description

Grey, small lumps of clay.

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