Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 435, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 435  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Canneto, from Canneto, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Breccia of grey micritic limestone clasts showing 'paesination' (microfracture constrained iron-staining like that of pietra paesina, q.v.)  
Comments: No place called Canneto has been found in Tuscany. It has been suggested that this is a variety of Istrian stone from the Istrian peninsula, which includes parts of Italy, Croatia and Slovenia.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 119.14 Breccia di Canneto in Toscana  

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