Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 259

Corsi 259, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 259  
Name and quarry location: Marmo ovara bigio di Bolca, from Monte Bolca, Val d'Illasi, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Fossiliferous biosparite limestone with abundant small nummulites. Also present are diverse bethic forams, algal and molluscan grains.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen confirms a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Monte Bolca is probably correct.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 83.27 Ovara bigia di Bolca presso Verona  

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