Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 49

Corsi 49, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 49  
Name and quarry location: Mandolà di Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella, nembro rosato, from San Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed nodular biomicrite limestone crowded with skeletal grains, and with stylolite development around the nodules. Dark brown area is wax filler.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this specimen (see Verona.pdf for more information). The Italian word mandolà means almond and alludes to the nodular structure. Today, this pink and yellow limestone is called nembro rosato, and it comes from a number of localities in the Verona/Vicenza area.  
References: Price (2007) 114  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 3. Yellow marbles ii. Yellow marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 32.15 Mandolà di S. Ambrogio ne' Colli Euganei  

Full entry in English

Enter some search terms
Show results as:

search tips

Searches the database for all stone records containing the words you enter. To search for a text string, put it between quotation marks. To search for stone records that don't contain a word, put a minus sign in front of it.

For example, entering: granite "coarse-grained" -Egypt will find all the coarse-grained granites that do not come from Egypt.

Terms of three characters or less have not been indexed.