Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 645, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 645  
Name and quarry location: Pietra dell'Etna, from Mt. Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Altered pumice breccia. Poorly sorted, with clasts up to 50mm, having rounded, carbonate-infilled vesicles.  
Comments: This is a glued composite of various smaller pieces.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 8. Volcanic stones; ii. Stones from Etna  
Corsi's text: 155.1 Pietra dell'Etna  

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