Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 266

Corsi 266, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 266  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella rossa di Verona, from Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. The coarse-grained part of this bio-pel sparite has coated bioclasts (forams, shell fragments, algal fragments) with some molluscan debris. The fine-grained part is a fossiliferous micrite with large bioclasts of the above, together with whole and fragmentary spar-replaced bivalves. Note the colour banding normal to bedding, and the spar-filled fractures.  
Comments: Corsi's locality is most probably correct.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 84.34 Lumachella rossa di Verona  

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