Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 503

Corsi 503, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 503  
Name and quarry location: Palombino di Cesena, from Cesena in Emilia, Forli, Emilia-Romagno, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic limestone showing faint iron-staining constrained by a system of healed microfractures.  
Comments: This is an example of pietra paesina, a stone best known from Valdarno, Florence but also found in other locations, some in Emilia-Romagna. The stone shows only faint 'ruin' effects.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 128.4 Palombino di Cesena  

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