Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 264, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 264  
Name and quarry location: Astracane di Verona, lumachella di Verona, from Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. A molluscan biosparite crowded with whole and fragmentary brachiopods (probably terebratulids) and bivalves, replaced by sparry calcite, and with a few scarce gastropods. Some stylolites are evident.  
Comments: This limestone is a typical lumachella from the province of Verona, not Milan.  
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: 84.32 Lumachella di Milano  

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