Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 399, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 399  
Name and quarry location: Breccia corallina giallastra from Verzirhan, Bilecik,Turkey or breccia Godoy  
Geological description: Polymict limestone conglomerate. Clast boundaries and contacts sutured. Note stylolites and extensive calcite-filled fractures.  
Comments: This is a rather less fractured form of the stone called breccia corallina giallastra in Borghini (1997; 168) who states the provenance is unknown. It may be Breccia Godoy; which may possibly be a variety of breccia corallina, also illustrated in Borghini (1997), but the limestone appears to be different.  
References: Borghini (1997) 168-169, 175; Corsi (1845) 146-147; Gnoli (1971) 216; Mielsch (1985) 46; Price (2007) 96  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 112.11 Breccia traccagnina  

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