Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 52, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 52  
Name and quarry location: Marmo carnagione d'Asti’; probably from Italy, but Asti, in Piedmont, is very doubtful.  
Geological description: Limestone from the Upper Cretaceous Scaglia Rossa Formation. A bioturbated biomicrite with planktonic forams and abundant tiny bioclasts.  
Comments: The province of Asti in Piedmont, Italy, is highly unlikely to be correct for this pink limestone.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 33.2 Carnagione d'Asti  

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