Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 441

Corsi 441, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 441  
Name and quarry location: Breccia del lago di Como, from Lake Como, Como, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Peloidal limestone breccia. The matrix is pale brown transparent calcite, as compact banded travertine in places. Note extensive brown filler/polishing compound.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 119.20 Breccia del lago di Como  

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