Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 465, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 465  
Name and quarry location: rosso di Grezzana, rosso Verona, from Grezzana, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Nodular pelagic limestone from the Jurassic rosso ammonitico formation.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the black number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). Stone quarrying has long been an important industry in the Grezzana area. See Jervis (1889).  
References: CPMRV (n.d.); Jervis (1889) 143-144; Pieri (1954) 44; Price (2007) 115; Watson (1916) 202-203  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 122.44 Rosso di Grezzana nel Veronese  

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