Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 338, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 338  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosa di Stalavena, from Stalavena di Grezzana, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Not a travertine and so incorrectly classified as alabaster. This is a bioclast-rich burrowed micritic limestone with stylolites and spar-filled fractures.  
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). This is not a travertine.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 98.5 Alabastro di Stalavena presso Verona  

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