Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 50, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 50  
Name and quarry location: Mandolà di monte Baldo, from Monte Baldo, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Nodular/burrowed bioclast-rich microsparite limestone with stylolites.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this pink and yellow limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Corsi's provenance is correct. Jervis (1889) refers to a 'mandorla' from a quarry on the side of Monte Baldo by the village of Lubiara.  
References: Jervis (1889) 134; Price (2007) 114  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 3. Yellow marbles ii. Yellow marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 32.16 Mandolà di monte Baldo presso Verona  

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