Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 562, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 562  
Name and quarry location: Lavagna di Genoa, ardesia di Lavagna, from Genoa, Liguria, Italy  
Geological description: Black slate. Fine-grained with fine layering and a few vein stringers parallel to the cleavage.  
Comments: It is probably from the quarries near Castello di Lavagna. See Corsi's comments on Lavagna in his introduction to this class in his Catalogo Ragionato.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 5. Slates  
Corsi's text: 140.3 Lavagna di Genoa. Ardesia di Lavagna  

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