Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 248, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 248  
Name and quarry location: Astracane di Verona, lumachella di Verona, lumachella Pernise, from Val Pernise, near Grezzana, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. A molluscan biosparite crowded with whole and fragmentary brachiopods (probably terebratulids) and bivalves, replaced by sparry calcite. A few gastropods are evident, and it has stylolites.  
Comments: The location ‘presso il lago di Como’ is somewhat misleading. This is almost certainly lumachella di Verona from Val Pernise, near Grezzana in the Val Pantena; no.265 is another specimen from this locality and gives more information. The painted number on the back of the specimen also indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance (see Verona.pdf for more information).  
References: Antonelli (2003); Corsi (1825) 78; Gnoli (1988) 203; Jervis (1889) 144; Price (2007) 161  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 82.16 Lumachella della Pernice presso il lago di Como  

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