Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 551, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 551  
Name and quarry location: Fluorite, probably from Italy  
Geological description: Banded colourless fluorite with inclusions of pyrite, and ?clay.  
Comments: There is a commune called Volpino near Zimella, ESE of Verona, but it is highly unlikely this misidentified fluorite came from there or anywhere else in the area of Verona. It is likely to be an Italian stone.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 3. Gypsums  
Corsi's text: 135.8 Gesso di Volpino nel Veronese  

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