Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 490, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 490  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Sarzana, from Sarzana, near Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy; or perhaps breccia di Seravezza, from Seravezza, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Marble breccia; a metamorphosed polymict limestone breccia with extensive solution seams.  
Comments: Although this is an unusual breccia from either Sarzana or Seravezza, another example of the same name, is in the Pescetto collection of the Servizio Geologico d'Italia in Rome.  
References: Bartelletti (2003); Jervis (1862) 1-22; Lazzarini (1999a); Pieri (1954); Price (2007) 131; Watson (1916) 189-197. Other examples: Pescetto collection no.464.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 125.69 Breccia di Sarzana  

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