Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 440

Corsi 440, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 440  
Name and quarry location: Corallina di Pisa, from Pisa, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Breccia of fine-grained calcite marble clasts.  
Comments: This sample is not dissimilar to 'Rose d'Orient type 4 from Catacolon quarries, Isle of Maramara' in the Watson collection at Cambridge, but veins are paler pink; which is also a marble breccia.  
References: Compare: Cambridge University Watson Collection no.450  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 119.19 Corallina di Pisa  

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