Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 275, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 275  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Canova, possibly from the province of Verona, Veneto, Italy; or Pietra Rosone di Trapani from Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone containing algal nodules with abundant benthic forams in the matrix. The nodules have bryozoan/molluscan nuclei, and have extensive stylolitization and suturing of clast contacts.  
Comments: All other localities referred to as 'Euganean Hills' by Corsi are actually from the hills and valleys north of Verona. However, this specimen may be Pietra Rosone di Trapani from Sicily, an algal limestone of lower to middle Miocene age. See Montana 1998.  
References: Montana (1998) 69, 100-101; Price (2007) 166  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 85.43 Lumachella di Canova... si cava ne'Colli Eugenei  

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