Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 254, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 254  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Vialeta, from Vialeta, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Synsedimentary breccia of fossiliferous bioclast-rich microsparite limestone; the matrix is intraclast-rich with spar cement.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). No place called 'Vialeta' has been located. This appears to be the same as no.250, ‘marmo della Gaetta sul lago di Como’, q.v. but the province of Verona is the more likely locality.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 82.22 Lumachella di Vialeta presso Verona  

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