Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 212, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 212  
Name and quarry location: Colombino roseo dell'Elba, from Punta Pina, island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Pink micritic limestone, altered to yellow where it is crossed by two generations of calcite-filled fractures. It has disseminated black manganese oxides and pyrite.  
Comments: The veined flesh-pink and grey marble of Punta Pina is described by Zuccagni-Orlandini (1842). The sample in the Pescetto Collection in Rome is very similar to Corsi's.  
References: Zuccagni-Orlandini (1842) 11. Another example: Servizio Geologico d'Italia, Rome Pescetto  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 73.34 Colombino roseo dell'Elba  

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