Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 156, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 156  
Name and quarry location: Bardiglio, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: A folded sheared limestone breccia, now a calcite marble, some layers with either finely disseminated graphite or sulphide minerals. The grain-size of the calcite ranges from very coarse to fine.  
Comments: This is correctly identified by Corsi.  
References: Borghini (1997) 153; Corsi (1845) 153; Jervis (1862); Jervis (1889) 260-300; Price (2007) 72; Watson (1916) 192-194  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 10. Grey marbles; ii. Grey Italian marbles  
Corsi's text: 64.7 Bardiglio chiaro di Carrara  

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