Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 514, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 514  
Name and quarry location: Argilla di Tivoli, from Tivoli, Roma, Lazio, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated fine-grained limestone. A fossiliferous biomicrite with scattered bioclasts (calcispheres or radiolaria). Fractures are calcite-filled.  
Comments: Tivoli, in Lazio, Italy, may be correct. See no.504.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; i. Common clays  
Corsi's text: 129.15 Argilla di Tivoli  

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