Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 47, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 47  
Name and quarry location: Marmo giallo di Torri del Benaco, giallo di Verona, Verona yellow, from Torri del Benaco, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained fossiliferous bioclast-rich limestone, burrowed, and showing prominent stylolites.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Corsi's locality is now called Torri del Benaco, and is correct.  
References: Pieri (1954) 40-41; Price (2007) 94; Watson (1916) 80, 204  
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: 32.13 Giallo di Torri presso il lago di Garda  

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