Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 236

Corsi 236, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 236  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Lugano, from Lake Lugano, Varese, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Fossiliferous biosparite limestone with abundant molluscan debris, peloids and coated grains, and a large ?cephalopod. Stylolites contain red filler/polishing compound.  
Comments: If correctly labelled by Corsi, this stone comes from the area around Lake Lugano in Lombardy, Italy or Ticino, Switzerland.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 80.4 Lumachella di Lugano  

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