Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 445, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 445  
Name and quarry location: Broccatello di Torbe, from Torbe, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: A redeposited pelagic limestone of the Jurassic Rosso Ammonitico Formation.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the black number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). It is not from Torbe, where the Upper Cretaceous limestones of the Scaglia Rossa Formation have been quarried, and appears to be a typical rosso Verona most probably from the area of Sant' Ambrogio di Valpolicella, further west.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 120.24 Broccatello di Torbe nel Veronese  

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