Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 520, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 520  
Name and quarry location: Giallo di Mizzolle, from Mizolle, Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic limestone with abundant yellow rhombic microcrystals of calcite. It has spar-filled fractures and scattered dendritic manganese oxides.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). The yellow microcrystals of calcite appear to be a feature of all Corsi's specimens from Mizzolle.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; ii. Dendritic clays  
Corsi's text: 130.4 Giallo di Mizzolle  

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