Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 945, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 945  
Name and quarry location: Breccia pavonazza bruna o dal suffragio, locality unknown  
Geological description: Polymict breccia-conglomerate. Smaller clasts in matrix are realatively rounded and ferruginous reddish-brown, and all clasts are have ferruginous mainly stylolitic clast boundaries Voids are filled with sparry calcite. A few clasts contain bright green, 'fushsite' (chromium-bearing muscovite).  
Comments: This is breccia pavonazza bruna o del suffragio, as illustrated by Borghini (1997) 178. The provenance is not known.  
References: Belli (1842) no.380; Borghini (1997) 178; Corsi (1845) 147-148; Gnoli (1988) 243-245; Mielsch (1985) 51, taf.12; Price (2007) 127; Pullen (1894) 84  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; i. Antique Breccias  
Corsi's text: 116.36/ S18.3 Breccia pavonazza  

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