Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 480

Corsi 480, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 480  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Val di Radi, breccia di Siena, from Valle di Radi, Siena, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Sheared micritic limestone with plastic deformation features, weakly metamorphosed.  
Comments: This stone is most certainly from Siena, and may be from the Val di Radi, on Montagnola, an area of marble quarrying which was better known for grey marble.  
References: Price (2007) 92  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 124.59 Breccia di Val di Radi  

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