Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 43, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 43  
Name and quarry location: Pomorolo di Mizzolle, from Mizolle, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated fine-grained limestone crowded with rhombohedral microcrystals of calcite. It has prominent stylolites. Dark brown areas are wax filler.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this yellow limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Mizzole, in Val Pantena, is almost certainly correct; Jervis (1889) refers to a limestone/marble quarry at Mizzole. Nos. 43, 45 and 48 all contain similar conspicuous subhedral-euhedral microcrystals of calcite, and are all said to be from Mizzole.  
References: Jervis (1889) 144  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 3. Yellow marbles ii. Yellow marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 31.9 Pomorolo di Mizzolle nel veronese  

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