Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 268

Corsi 268, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 268  
Name and quarry location: Marmo castagne petrificate di Milano, from Milan, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Mesozoic fossiliferous burrowed micritic limestone crowded with terebratulid brachiopods, of which some are spar-infilled. It has prominent stylolites.  
Comments: 'Castagne' means chestnuts and alludes to the shape of the fossil brachiopods. The locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 84.36 Castagne pietrificate di Milano  

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