Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 213, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 213  
Name and quarry location: Colombino della Punta Pina, from Punta Pina, island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated, micritic limestone with extensive calcite-filled fractures.  
Comments: The locality given by Corsi is probably correct although a sample of 'Sienna marble' (sic) in the Yorkshire Museum is very similar in colour and fracturing. Zuccagni-Orlandini (1842) describes the veined flesh-pink and grey marble of Punta Pina, on the north coast of Elba.  
References: Zuccagni-Orlandini (1842) 11  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 12. Veined marbles of Italy  
Corsi's text: 73.35 Colombino della Punta Pino nell'Elba  

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