Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 506, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 506  
Name and quarry location: 'Corso della mola di Sant'Ambrogio', from Sant' Ambrogio di Valpolicella, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Recrystallised, probably originally bioturbated, micritic or microspar limestone with extensive stylolites and calcite filled fractures.  
Comments: This is probably the 'corso gentile' of artists referred to by Jervis (1889) from Sant'Ambrogio di Valpolicella. A very similar stone from this locality is in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien collection.  
References: Jervis (1889) 138. Other examples: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien T7-7-6 XVIII 75 (1307) 'St Ambrogio'.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 128.7 Corso della mola di S.Ambrogio  

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