Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 263

Corsi 263, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 263  
Name and quarry location: Marmo cenerino di Monte Bolca, from Monte Bolca, Val d'Illasi, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: A well-sorted bioclastic limestone with micrite matrix.  
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, although the specimen is very different from no.150 which bears the same name.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 84.31 Cenerino di Bolca presso verona  

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