Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 209, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 209  
Name and quarry location: Broccatello di Camerino, from Camerino, Macerata, Marches, Italy  
Geological description: Cretaceous-Eocene pelagic limestone, probably from the Scaglia Rossa Formation of the Apennines. A burrowed pink biomicrite with planktonic forams and calcispheres, cut by a sparry calcite and geopetal sediment-filled synsedimentary void, and by calcite-filled fractures.  
Comments: Broccatello di Camerino is included in the list of ornamental stones for the area in Zuccagni-Orlandini's Corografica fisica of 1843. Corsi's sample shows that it closely resembles Cottanello (no.187). Rocks of the Scaglia Rossa Formation outcrop in the hills a few kilometres outside Camerino.  
References: Zuccagni-Orlandini (1843) 564  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 72.31 Broccatello di Camerino  

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