Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 556

Corsi 556, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 556  
Name and quarry location: Arenaria di Viggiù, from Viggiù, Varese, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Bioturbated fine biocalcarenite. The grains are predominantly echinoderm, probably crinoidal. It has solution seams/incipient stylolites.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed. Jervis (1889) describes arenaria di Viggiù, pietra di Viggiù gentile and pietra di Viggiù commune.  
References: Jervis (1889) 100  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 4. Sandstones  
Corsi's text: 137.4 Arenaria di Vigiù nel Milanese  

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