Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 463, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 463  
Name and quarry location: Broccatello di Olorgie, from Olorgie, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Rosso ammonitico Jurassic nodular pelagic limestone.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). No place called ‘Olorgie’ has been located. This very dark coloured Rosso ammonitico limestone is nowadays associated with Asiago, in Vincenza, further east from Verona.  
References: Price (2007) 115  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 122.42 Broccatello di Olorgie nel Veronese  

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