Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 473

Corsi 473, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 473  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Monsumano, from Monsummano Terme, Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Slumped/sheared limestone breccia with calcite-filled fractures and with small amounts of manganese oxides as dendrites and stylolites.  
Comments: Locality is probably correct, but has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 123.52 Breccia di Monsumano in Toscana  

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