Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 279, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 279  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Valpolicella, perhaps giallo reale, from Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Biosparite limestone with abundant large benthic forams, algal nodules and grains, and molluscan debris.  
Comments: Most probably a Jurassic limestone from the Verona area, Veneto, Italy, and perhaps the stone now traded as giallo reale. 'Volpicella' seems to be a contraction of Valpolicella sometimes used in the past.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 86.47 Lumachella di Volpicella nel Veneziano  

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