Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 491

Corsi 491, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 491  
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 with calcite filled fractures.  
Comments: This is most probably breccia bruna del Testaccio.  
References: Bartelletti (2003); Borghini (1997) 164; Corsi (1825) 38, 125  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 125.70 Altro [Breccia di Sarzana]  

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