Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 451, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 451  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Lugano, from Lake Lugano, Varese, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Slumped (or sheared) limestone/marble breccia, with red and metallic grey hematite, and flecks of green chlorite and yellow-brown goethite.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 121.30 Breccia di Lugano  

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