Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 497, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 497  
Name and quarry location: Rosso Verona, from Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone from the Jurassic Rosso Ammonitico formation. A red nodular, micritic limestone with pervasive clay-coated solution seams.  
Comments: This is a typical rosso verona, and is neither a breccia nor from Milan.  
References: CPMRV (n.d.); Dubarry de Lassale (2000) 92-93; Jervis (1889) 133-145; Pieri (1954) 44; Pieri (c.1958) tav.XX; Price (2007) 115; Watson (1916) 202-203  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 126.76 Breccia di Milano  

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