Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 518

Corsi 518, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 518  
Name and quarry location: Rosso di Fuligno, from Foligno, Perugia, Umbria, Italy  
Geological description: Calcarenite, with no obvious biogenic grains. Patchy areas of pyrite, and scattered dendrites of manganese/iron oxides are present.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) makes no reference to a pink or red limestone from Foligno, in Perugia, only a whitish compact one.  
References: Jervis (1889) 344  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; ii. Dendritic clays  
Corsi's text: 129.2 Rosso di Fuligno  

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