Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 203

Corsi 203, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 203  
Name and quarry location: 'Rosso di Terni', from the Apennines, Italy; Terni, Umbria, Italy.  
Geological description: Cretaceous-Eocene pink pelagic limestone; probably from the Scaglia Rossa Formation of the Apennines. A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicrite crowded with planktonic forams, calcispheres and other skeletal debris. An early set of close-spaced healed fractures and stylolites is cut by a much larger scale set of calcite-filled fractures.  
Comments: Locality is probably correct, but has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 71.25 Rosso di Terni  

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