Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 280

Corsi 280, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 280  
Name and quarry location: Stellaria bianca di Verona, from Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Fossil wood with borings of the shipworms (teredinid bivalves), borings filled with white fossiliferous micritic limestone or spar. Alveoliria forams are present in sediment fills.  
Comments: Locality is probably correct, but has not been confirmed.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 86.48 Stellaria bianca di Verona  

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