Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 683, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 683  
Name and quarry location: 'Traccagnina delle Alpi', perhaps from the province of Verona, Italy  
Geological description: Breccia-conglomerate of sub-angular to rounded limestone, dolostone and occasional quartz clasts in a ferruginous sparite matrix. Clasts show extensive fracturing.  
Comments: This stone is calcareous and should have been classed with Corsi's 'marmi'. It resembles no. 402, breccia Capitolina. However, this specimen bears a painted number on the reverse. Other samples marked in this way have a provenance in the Verona/Vicenza region (see Verona pdf for more information). It is consequently possible that this sample is also from Verona.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 10. Pudding-stones; ii. Italian pudding-stones  
Corsi's text: 164.1 Traccagnina delle Alpi  

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