Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 270

Corsi 270, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 270  
Name and quarry location: Astracane di Verona, lumachella di Verona, from Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Mesozoic fossiliferous burrowed micritic limestone with abundant bioclasts: whole and fragmentary terebratulid brachiopods, crinoid debris, small benthic forams, and calcareous algae. It has spar-filled fractures and stylolites.  
Comments: Both the pink-yellow-buff colour palette, and the trace of a painted number on the reverse of this specimen suggest it comes from the Verona area, and is an astracane di Verona  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 85.38 Lumachella delle Alpi  

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