Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 157

Corsi 157, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 157  
Name and quarry location: Bardiglio, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Deformed fine- to medium-grained calcite marble. Probably originally a breccia, now much stretched and flattened. Note the yellow ferruginous fill to stylolites.  
Comments: This stone was 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: 64.8 Bardiglio venato di Carrara  

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