Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 46, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 46  
Name and quarry location: Marmo giallo di Lubiara, from Lubiara, Caprino Veronese, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Biomicrite limestone with scattered small bioclasts, slender fractures and stylolites. Sparse large intraclasts suggest it is from a debris-flow deposit.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this pale yellow limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Jervis (1889) refers to a quarry at Lubiara working a reddish white compact limestone. The 'marble' quarries in the area are today referred to on local internet sites.  
References: Jervis (1889) 134  
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: 32.12 Giallo di Lubiara nel veronese  

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