Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 242

Corsi 242, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 242  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Abruzzo, from Scontrone, L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. A fossiliferous calcarenite with calcite cement, probably of Tertiary or Quaternary age. It contains large calcite oysters and high-spired gastropods with the original aragonite shell preserved.  
Comments: This has been recognised as Lumachella di Abruzzo from Scontrone, in Abruzzo.  
References: Gnoli (1988) 136; Jervis (1889) 221; Price (2007) 157  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 81.10 Lumachella di Napoli  

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