Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 495

Corsi 495, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 495  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Carrara, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Marble breccia-conglomerate  
Comments: This stone most probably comes from the Apuan Alps, either Carrara or possibly the Seravezza area.  
References: Jervis (1862) 1-24; Pensabene (2002) 212-214; Pieri (1954) 17-24; Price (2007) 64-65; Rogers (2008) 48-50; Watson (1916) 175-192  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 126.74 Breccia di Carrara  

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