Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 182

Corsi 182, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 182  
Name and quarry location: Rosa corallo, from Verona, Veneto, Italy; Torri del Benaco is doubtful.  
Geological description: Limestone from the Scaglia Rossa Formation (Cretaceous-Eocene). A fossiliferous biomicrite with abundant tiny bioclasts and large intraclasts floating in matrix, probably a debris flow. Note the conspicuous stylolites.  
Comments: This stone was obtained from various locations in Verona and Vincenza areas.  
References: Pieri (c.1958) 307, tav.XVI; Price (2007) 114  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 69.4 Rosso di Torri ne'colli Euganei  

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