Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 214, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 214  
Name and quarry location: Marmo pavonazzo dell'Alpi, from the Alps  
Geological description: Micaceous ?siltstone (siliceous), with calcite-filled veins.  
Comments: This resembles a specimen in the University of Cambridge collections (Nich.488) labelled 'mandorlato scuro - Upper Jurassic limestone from St. Ambrogio.' presumably a particularly dark ferruginous form of rosso Verona from Sant' Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 73.36 Pavonazzo dell'Alpi  

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