Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 691

Corsi 691, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 691  
Name and quarry location: Breccia di Torrita, from Torrita Tiberina, near Rome, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Polymict conglomerate of limestone pebbles, bordering on compact calcite travertine. The cement is calcarenite. There is extensive brown filler.  
Comments: In his Catalogo Ragionato Corsi explains that half this specimen is of the beautiful alabaster of Orte. Orte is about 41km from Torrita Tiberina, and is a different travertine deposit.  
Further information: Alabaster-travertine.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 10. Pudding-stones; ii. Italian pudding-stones  
Corsi's text: 165.9 Breccia di Torrita near Rome  

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