Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 423

Corsi 423, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 423  
Name and quarry location: Oolite bianca e gialla di Monte Baldo, from Monte Baldo, and most probably from Punta San Vigilio, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Oolitic limestone; oosparite with extensive yellow limonite in the matrix and cortex of the ooliths. Brown is filler/polishing compound.  
Comments: Punta San Vigilio, on Lake Guarda at the southern extremity of Monte Baldo, is perhaps the best known Italian locality for oolitic limestones.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 117.2 Oolite bianca e gialla di Monte Baldo  

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