Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 943, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 943  
Name and quarry location: Breccia rossa, locality unknown  
Geological description: Metamorphosed (tectonised) limestone breccia with calcite/hematite-filled fractures, solution seams and stylolites.  
Comments: It is not known where this stone was quarried. This may be the stone illustrated by Del Bufalo (2000) which he calls breccia gialla e rossa (marmorina).  
References: Del Bufalo (2000) 153  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.34/ S18.1 Breccia rossa  

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