Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 150, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 150  
Name and quarry location: Marmo cenerino di Monte Bolca, from Monte Bolca, Val d'Illasi, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Largely recrystallised limestone with relict larger benthic forams (alveolines). It is heavily styolitised.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the black number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). Marmo cenerino means ashy marble, although it is a limestone, and is probably correctly named by Corsi. Eocene fossiliferous limestones are obtained from Monte Bolca. Note, this specimen is very different from no.263 which bears the same name.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 10. Grey marbles; ii. Grey Italian marbles  
Corsi's text: 63.1 Cenerino di Bolca nel Veronese  

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