Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 501, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 501  
Name and quarry location: Giallo di Pigozzo, from Pigozzo, Val Squaranto; Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed fossiliferous micritic limestone with foraminifera and debris probably of bivalves.  
Comments: The Verona/Vicenza area, Veneto, Italy is indicated as the provenance by the black number painted on the reverse (see pdf of further information about Verona specimens). Corsi's name is a mis-spelling of Pigozzo, in the Squaranto valley. There are various quarries for building and decorative stones in the valley, although Jervis (1889) does not refer specifically to Pigozzo.  
References: Jervis (1889) 144-145  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 128.2 Giallo di Pigozo nel Veronese  

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