Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 392, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 392  
Name and quarry location: Spanish broccatello, from Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain  
Geological description: Burrowed fossiliferous limestone with large bivalves.The original calcitic shell layers are preserved in some places, elsewhere, sparry calcite infills voids left by desolution of aragonite shells.  
Comments: Broccatello, broccatello antico (the Marmor Schiston of the ancients), from Tortosa, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain. As no. 390 above.  
References: Antonelli (2002b) 273-274; Borghini (1997) 198; Corsi (1845) 115-116; Dubarry de Lassale (2000) 162-163; Falcone (1998); Lee (1888) 75; Mielsch (1985) 42-43, taf.5-6; Price (2007) 164-165; Watson (1916) 226-228  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 110.4 altro broccatello [Broccatello antico. Marmor Schiston... si trova presso Tortosa nella Catalogna]  

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