Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 686

Corsi 686, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 686  
Name and quarry location: Breccia delle Alpi, from the Alps  
Geological description: Poorly sorted quartz/quartzite conglomerate with subsidiary lithic clasts. It is silicified, note clay matrix and quartz veins.  
Comments: No. 698 'pudingo delle Alpi' is a smaller clast variety of this stone.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 10. Pudding-stones; ii. Italian pudding-stones  
Corsi's text: 164.4 Breccia delle Alpi  

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