Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 439

Corsi 439, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 439  
Name and quarry location: Breccia rossa di Trapani, rosso di Castellammare, from Castellammare, Trapani, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Jurassic-Cretaceous burrowed red, nodular micritic pelagic limestone with abundant thin-shelled bivalve (Bositra) debris. Note solution seams.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) records a dull red compact limestone containing Jurassic ammonites from this locality.  
References: Jervis (1889) 457  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 5. Breccias; ii. Italian Breccias  
Corsi's text: 119.18 Breccia rossa di Trapani  

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