Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 427

Corsi 427, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 427  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Terni, from Terni, Umbria, Italy  
Geological description: Polymict limestone conglomerate, clasts mainly of pink or creamy white pelagic limestone, some rimmed with dendritic manganese oxides. It also contains clasts of coarsely crystalline white calcite.  
Comments: Locality is probably correct, but has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 117.6 Breccia di Terni  

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