Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 70, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 70  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosso di Lugo, rosso Verona, from Lugo di Grezzana, in the Val Pantena, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: A burrowed bioclast and peloid-rich micritic limestone, probably from the Jurassic Rosso Ammonitico Formation.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this pinkish-red limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Marble-working was an important industry for the residents of Lugo di Grezzana, in the Val Pantena.  
References: CPMRV (n.d.); Jervis (1889) 133-145; Pieri (1954) 44; Price (2007) 115; Watson (1916) 202-203  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 5. Red marbles  
Corsi's text: 39.10 Rosso di Lugo  

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