Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 272

Corsi 272, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 272  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella del Ticino, from Ticino, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone; a fossiliferous pelsparite with echinoderm debris and algal nodules, and with incipient stylolites.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed. If 'Ticino' is correct the specimen could be from anywhere along the River Ticino which flows through Lombardy into Switzerland, or anywhere in Canton Ticino in Switzerland which is named after the river. Corsi is perhaps more likely to have obtained the sample from near the Italian section of the river.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 85.40 Lumachella del Ticino  

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