Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 235, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 235  
Name and quarry location: Astracane di Verona, lumachella di Verona, from Stalavena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: A fossiliferous micrite/microsparite limestone with abundant recrystallised, predominantly brachiopod (probably terebratulid) debris.  
Comments: Astracane di Verona, most probably from near Stallavena, Val Pantena. 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). It is not persechino di Stalavena, an ornamental stone from the same village described by Jervis (1889).  
References: Antonelli (2003); Corsi (1825) 78; Gnoli (1988) 203; Jervis (1889) 143-144; Price (2007) 161  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 80.3 Lumachella di Stalavena nel Veronese  

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