Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 252, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 252  
Name and quarry location: Verdesino della Giazza, from Giazza, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained bioturbated limestone crowded with bioclasts, mostly thin-shelled bivalves.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Giazza refers to a community in the Monte Lessini area, north of Verona. All references to the Euganean Hills by Corsi are an error on his part.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 82.20 Verdesino della Giazza ne'Colli Euganei  

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