Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 341, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 341  
Name and quarry location: marmo rosa dell' Alcenago, from Alsenaso, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Not ‘alabaster’. A fine-grained calcarenite limestone.  
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). The stone is a limestone and not a travertine ('alabaster'). Corsi's locality is most probably Alcenago, near Stallavena, in Val Pantena, although the stone contains rhombic crystals of ?dolomite like those seen in specimens from Mizzole in Corsi's collection.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 99.8 Rosso dell' Alsenaso in Val Panteno  

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