Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 201

Corsi 201, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 201  
Name and quarry location: Marmo di Brentónico, from Brentónico, Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy  
Geological description: Fractured, stylolitised, burrowed nodular limestone. It is fine-grained, and variably bioclast-rich/bioclast-poor, with scattered ammonoids. Patches are rich in dolomite rhombs.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this violet, pink and yellow limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Brentónico is most probably correct.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 71.23 Brentonego nel Veronese  

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