Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 340

Corsi 340, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

side view of stone 340

side view of stone 340, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 340  
Name and quarry location: Alabastro di Mizzole, gioia di Mizzole, from Mizolle, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Compact banded travertine composed of coarse-grained calcite.  
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). It is perhaps from a small mine or cave deposit in the limestone at Mizzole, but this locality is not noted as a source of travertine in Jervis 1889. 'Giora' is most probably a typographic error for 'gioia' (jewel or gem), see also Corsi 343. Likewise, Mizzole is mis-spelt.  
References: Jervis (1889)  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 99.7 Giora di Mizolle  

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