Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 247, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 247  
Name and quarry location: probably Pietra Rosone di Trapani, from Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone. Calcareous algal 'reef' with benthic foraminifera and bryozoans. It has solution-modified clay seams/solution seams.  
Comments: The provenance, Genoa, is very doubtful. This specimen resembles pietra rosone di Trapani from Sicily, an algal limestone of lower to middle Miocene age. See Montana 1998.  
References: Montana (1998) 69, 100-101; Price (2007) 166  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 81.15 Lumachella di Genova  

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