Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 554, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 554  
Name and quarry location: Arenaria di Brianza, from the Brianza area, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Fine-grained biocalcarenite with micritic/microspar matrix.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed. Although the area around Brianza has yielded sandstones (Jervis 1889), Corsi's specimen is a clastic limestone not a sandstone.  
References: Jervis (1889) passim.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 4. Sandstones  
Corsi's text: 137.2 Arenaria di Brianzo  

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