Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 496

Corsi 496, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 496  
Name and quarry location: Breccia degli Appennini, from the Apennines, Italy  
Geological description: Debris flow; containing poorly sorted matrix-supported white limestone and other intraclasts in a pink limestone matrix. Sample has calcite-filled fractures.  
References: Corsi (1825); Price (2007) 113  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 126.75 Breccia degli Appennini  

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