Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 274, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 274  
Name and quarry location: Rosso di Castelletto di Brenzone, from Castelletto di Brenzone, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Pelagic limestone from the Jurassic Rosso Ammonitico Formation. Fossiliferous micrite crowded with bioclastic debris including juvenile and adult ammonites. The aptychi of ammonites are conspicuous. Note the calcite-filled stylolites.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the black number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). 'Castelletto' most probably refers to Castelletto di Brenzone on the eastern shore of Lake Garda.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 85.42 Rosso di Castelletto presso Verona  

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