Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 563, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 563  
Name and quarry location: Marmo polveroso di Pistoia, from Pistoia, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic limestone with abundant planktonic foraminifera.  
Comments: Pistoia is almost certainly correct. Blagrove (1888) writes: 'This marble [polveroso], which has a black ground sprinkled with small white and grey spots, is quarried at Pistoja, in Tuscany'.  
References: Blagrove (1888) 99-100  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 5. Slates  
Corsi's text: 140.4 Marmo polveroso di Pistoja  

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