Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 941

Corsi 941, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 941  
Name and quarry location: Pietra perlea di Trento, from Trent, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy  
Geological description: Massive coarsely crystalline calcite with iridescence off incipient cleavages. Reddish brown in places, ferruginous matter coating some incipient cleavage planes.  
Comments: Perhaps Trento? This locality has not been confirmed. Compare No. 370 from Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, Italy.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 4. Concretionary marbles; Species 1. Alabasters; ii. Italian alabasters  
Corsi's text: 103.47/ S17.4 Pietra perlea di Trento  

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