Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 45, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 45  
Name and quarry location: Marmo giallo e turchino di Mizzolle, from Mizolle, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed limestone. The grey matrix is a fossiliferous grain-supported bio-pel micrite limestone. The yellow burrow-filling has subhedral rhombic calcite crystals, appearing peloidal in places. It has stylolites and stylolitised pellet contacts.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this specimen (see Verona.pdf for more information). Jervis (1889) mentions a limestone/marble quarry at Mizzole. Nos. 43, 45 and 48 all contain similar conspicuous rhombic microcrystals of calcite, and are all said to be from Mizzole.  
References: Jervis (1889) 144  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 3. Yellow marbles ii. Yellow marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 32.11 Giallo, e turchino di Mizzolle nel veronese  

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