Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 293, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 293  
Name and quarry location: Lumachella di Abruzzo, from Scontrone, L'Aquila, Abruzzo, Italy  
Geological description: Fossiliferous conglomerate with quartz-rich matrix and clasts of limestone, marble, calc-algae etc. Flattened out bivalves contain original aragonite. It is post-Cretaceous in age. Green/dark yellow brown areas are filler.  
Comments: This has been recognised as Lumachella di Abruzzo from Scontrone, in Abruzzo.  
References: Gnoli (1988) 136; Jervis (1889) 221; Price (2007) 157  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 88.61 Marmo conchigliare di Monte Mario presso Roma  

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