Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 449

Corsi 449, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 449  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Brianza, from the area of Brianza , Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained limestone conglomerate. Clasts include ooliths and various beige, cream and white limestones, in a sparry calcite matrix.  
Comments: Brianza is almost certainly correct. Similar samples from Brianza are in the Natural History Museum, London.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 120.28 Breccia di Brianzo nel Milanese  

Full entry in English

Enter some search terms
Show results as:

search tips

Searches the database for all stone records containing the words you enter. To search for a text string, put it between quotation marks. To search for stone records that don't contain a word, put a minus sign in front of it.

For example, entering: granite "coarse-grained" -Egypt will find all the coarse-grained granites that do not come from Egypt.

Terms of three characters or less have not been indexed.