Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 970

Corsi 970, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 970  
Name and quarry location: Pudingo di Sabina, from Sabina, Umbria, Italy  
Geological description: Polymict conglomerate. Clasts predominantly limestone, but include some silicates including muscovite; a few clasts are pebbles of igneous/metamorphic rocks (granite/gneiss etc.). Matrix is calcarenite with some quartz, coated with yellowish goethite.  
Comments: This is a similar stone to no.697, and probably from the same locality.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 10. Pudding-stones; ii. Italian pudding-stones  
Corsi's text: 166.18/ S23.1 Pudingo di Sabina  

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