Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 246, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 246  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Lipari’; locality unknown. Not from the Lipari islands, Messina, Sicily, Italy.  
Geological description: Fine-grained limestone crowded with largely spar-replaced bivalve shells and fragments. There are no igneous grains.  
Comments: The Lipari islands are volcanic, and would not be the source of this limestone.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 81.14 Lumachella di Lipari  

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