Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 192

Corsi 192, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 192  
Name and quarry location: Rosso della Corona, probably from Monte Corona, near Umbertide, Perugia, Umbria, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone from the Scaglia Rossa Formation (Cretaceous-Eocene). A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicrite crowded with planktonic forams. Note the salmon-pink stylolites.  
Comments: The Monte Corona to which Corsi refers, is almost certainly that near Umbertide in Perugia, a source of pink limestones of this kind, used for example in the façade of the castle of Santa Giuliana in Umbertide (Giammartini, 2010).  
References: Giammartini (2010)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 70.14 Rosso della Corona nel Milanese  

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