Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 479

Corsi 479, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 479  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Seravezza from Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy; or breccia di Siena, from Siena, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Sheared breccia of calcite marble clasts; ferruginous staining gives yellow colouration.  
Comments: It is thought this stone may be from Siena rather than Serazezza.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 124.58 Altro [Breccia di Seravezza]  

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