Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 20, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 20  
Name and quarry location: Marmo bianco di Parma, from Parma, Italy (not confirmed)  
Geological description: White fine-grained limestone (micrite/micosparite) with abundant tiny bioclasts including calispheres/radiolarians, and with prominent stylolites.  
Comments: Jervis (1879) mentions just one locality in the province of Parma, Calestano, for calcareous rocks used for ornamental purposes, a grey marble employed for the columns in the palazzo reale in Parma. Corsi's locality for this specimen is unlikely to be correct.  
References: Jervis (1879) 190  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 2. Palombinos  
Corsi's text: 27.9 Bianco di Parma  

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