Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 179, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 179  
Name and quarry location: Rosso di Malcesine, from Malcesine, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicrite with abundant planktonic forams and calcispheres. It has extensive development of orange-red stylolites.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). Malcesine, Prov. di Verona, Italy, may be correct, but Jervis (1889) records only a red compact limestone from Malcesine, saying the quarry is near the hamlet of Basi on the coast of Lake Garda.  
References: Jervis (1889) 133  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 69.1 Rosso di Malsosina nel Veronese  

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