Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 17

Corsi 17, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 17  
Name and quarry location: Marmo bianco di Fuligno, from Foligno, Perugia, Umbria, Italy  
Geological description: Burrowed micritic limestone, heavily fractured and stylolitised.  
Comments: The locality is almost certainly correct. Jervis (1889) refers to a compact whitish limestone from Foligno, Province of Umbria, and to an inferior lithographic limestone from Spello, near Foligno.  
References: Jervis (1889) 343-344  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 27.6 Marmo bianco di Fuligno  

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