Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 414

Corsi 414, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 414  
Name and quarry location: Occhio di pernice, locality unknown  
Geological description: Limestone conglomerate. Clasts are in part intraclast-rich; this may be debris flow material. Note extensive stylolites and calcite-filled fractures  
References: Corsi (1825) 115; Corsi (1845) 108-109; Mielsch (1985) 44; Price (2007) 147  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 115.26 Occhio di pernice  

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