Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 15, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 15  
Name and quarry location: Marmo di Segni, from Segni, Rome, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Sparsely peloidal/intraclastic fine-grained limestone (micrite or microspar) with calcite-filled vugs. The top surface shows the fenestral fabric of a birds-eye limestone.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) describes a whitish limestone then used for the production of lime but which had been used for construction in the ancient city of Signia. Limestones from Segni are also referred to by Faramondi et al (1985) in their description of the ornamental and construction materials of Lazio in the Servizio Geologico D'Italia collections.  
References: Faramondi et al (1985); Jervis (1889) 374  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 27.4 Marmo di Segni  

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