Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 521, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 521  
Name and quarry location: Broccatello di Sentro, from the Verona area, Veneto, Italy. 'Sentro' is perhaps Centro.  
Geological description: Brecciated limestone containing scattered yellow euhedral rhombs of calcite, and 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). This might be Centro, a small commune northeast of Tregnano. However all the other specimens containing small yellow crystals of calcite like this, come from Mizzole. See for example the previous specimen, no. 520.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; ii. Dendritic clays  
Corsi's text: 130.5 Broccatello di Sentro  

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