Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 271

Corsi 271, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 271  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Milano, from Milan, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed fossiliferous micritic limestone with abundant molluscan debris; it is heavily fractured, and fractures are filled with sparry calcite.  
Comments: This appears to be another example of lumachella di Verona.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 85.39 Lumachella di Milano  

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