Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 36, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 36  
Name and quarry location: Giallo di Siena, Siena yellow, from Siena, Italy; most probably from the quarries at Monte Arrenti near Sovicille.  
Geological description: Very fine-grained calcite marble or heavily altered limestone tinted yellow by secondary iron minerals.  
Comments: The finest yellow Siena marble comes from the quarries at Monte Arrenti, near Sovicille, Prov di Siena, Italy. See Jervis (1889, 329-330).  
References: Dubarry de Lassale (2000) 134-135; Jervis (1862) 24; Jervis (1889) 329-330; Lee (1888) 15; Pieri (c.1958) tav.XVIII; Price (2007) 92-93; Watson (1916) 199-201  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 3. Yellow marbles ii. Yellow marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 31.2 Giallo brecciato di Siena  

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