Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 134, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 134  
Name and quarry location: Portoro, from Portovenere, Liguria, Italy  
Geological description: Breccia of black fine-grained weakly metamorphosed limestone with thin white calcite-filled veins, in a matrix of granular calcite coloured yellow by included goethite. Yellow stylolites are also prominent.  
Comments: In this case, the stone is again portoro from Portovenere, not Carrara. See no.133.  
References: Dubarry de Lassale (2000) 252-253; Jervis (1889) 258-259; Mielsch (1985) 62; Miller (1994); Pieri (c.1958) tav.XXIX; Price (2007) 86; Rogers (2008) 51; Seeman (1999) 58; Watson (1916) 170-171  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 7. Yellow and black marbles  
Corsi's text: 56.3 Giallo e nero di Carrara  

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