Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 478, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 478  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Sciro, from Isle of Skyros, Sporades, Central Greece  
Geological description: Sheared polymict marble breccia  
Comments: This has been identified as marmo di Sciro from the Isle of Skyros. The sheared structure and depth and range of colours are typical of the Skyros stone and very atypical for Seravezza breccias.  
References: Lazzarini (1999a); Price (2007) 129  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 124.57 Altro [Breccia di Seravezza]  

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