Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 287

Corsi 287, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 287  
Name and quarry location: Derbyshire fossil marble, from Derbyshire, England  
Geological description: Carboniferous Limestone; Lower Carboniferous burrowed fossiliferous micrite crowded with skeletal debris: bryozoans, crinoids, benthic forminifera etc.  
Comments: The Carboniferous Limestone outcrops in various parts of Britain including the Derbyshire Peak District. Corsi’s confusion as to the provenance of this sample may be because he acquired it from the Duke of Devonshire, whose estates were largely in Derbyshire.  
References: Hewitt (2001); Lee (1888) 31-32; Price (2007) 170; Rogers (2008) 64-66; Watson (1916) 13-18  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 3. Lumachellas; ii. Italian lumachellas  
Corsi's text: 87.55 Lumachella di Devonshire  

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