Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 51, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 51  
Name and quarry location: Marmo carnagione, ‘rosetta di Bergamo’; the province of Bergamo, Italy, is not confirmed as the locality.  
Geological description: Medium-grained white calcite marble. A metamorphosed sparite limestone preserving evidence of burrowing. It is almost white; the pink tint comes from discoloured grain-filler.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) refers to a number of localities in the province of Bergamo where pink/red limestones are quarried, but this appears to be metamorphosed, and so Corsi's locality is not confirmed.  
References: Jervis (1889) 114-126  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 33.1 Rosetta di Bergamo  

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