Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 18, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 18  
Name and quarry location: Palombino di Mazzurega, from Mazzurega, near Fumane, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed micritic limestone with calcite-filled fractures, perhaps Lower Cretaceous 'Biancone'.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the painted number on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). Jervis (1889) describes a compact limestone called 'scaglia' by the artists, saying 'The quarry... is pressed against Monte Solano, close to the village of Mazzurega, a short distance from the adjacent municipality of Sant'Ambrogio Valpolicella. Cretaceous.' For Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Jervis records a dirty white compact limestone known as biancone, and also an off-white marble known as scaglia, this latter coming from the village of San Giorgio Mazzurega. Additional details are given including examples of use.  
References: Jervis (1889) 137-139  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 27.7 Palombino di Mozurega presso Verona  

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