Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 462, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 462  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Cori, from Cori, Latina, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Intraformational limestone breccia of peloidal limestone (fragments of Triassic-Jurassic limestones) in pink Jurassic-Cretaceous pelagic limestone matrix.  
Comments: Breccia di Cori should not be confused with Breccia Corallina, an ancient stone from Vezirhan, Turkey. A sample of the Cori stone is illustrated by Faramondi (1985) as 'Breccia Corallina' from Setino, in the commune of Cori. Another example can be seen in the De Santis collection of the Servizio Geologico d’Italia in Rome.  
References: Faramondi (1985). De Santis coll. *** Servizio Geologico D'Italia, Rome.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 122.41 Breccia di Cori presso Roma  

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