Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 922, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 922  
Name and quarry location: Chiampo perlato, from Chiampo area, Vicenza, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Middle Eocene nummulitic limestone, note solution-modified and stylolized fractures.  
Comments: This is a very typical example of Chiampo, the variety called in the trade Chiampo perlato. It is still quarried from the area around Chiampo in Vicenza.  
References: Jervis (1889) 143-144; Pieri (1954) 25-27; Pieri (c.1958) tav.XV; Price (2007) 169  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 88.62/ S14.1 Lumachella di Bolca  

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