Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 183

Corsi 183, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 183  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosso di sant'Eligio, from Sant'Eligio, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Nodular Jurassic-Cretaceous pelagic limestone, the colour leached along fractures and stylolites, which are spar-filled in places. Contains ammonites and a few patchy areas rich in other fossil debris.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). No town or village called Sant'Eligio has been located in the Verona area. Could this be pertaining to a quarry, church, hospital or street in Verona or surrounding province?  
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Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 69.5 Rosso di S.Eligio ne'colli Euganei  

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