Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 486

Corsi 486, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 486  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Pistoja, from Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Fractured, solution-modified, polymict limestone conglomerate. The micritic matrix contains large benthic forams. The sample has calcite-filled fractures and some dendritic pyrolusite in both clasts and matrix .  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 125.65 Breccia di Pistoja  

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