Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 436, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 436  
Name and quarry location: Semesanto di Milano, from Milan, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Lower Jurassic limestone. A crinoidal biosparite, the red crinoid debris overgrown with white calcite rims, and with coarse sparry calcite in the interstices.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed. This is a lumachella rather than a breccia, so it is not really a semesanto.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 119.15 Semesanto di Milano  

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