Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 524, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 524  
Name and quarry location: landscape marble, alberese di Ponte a Rignano, from Ponte a Rignano, Florence, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Micritic limestone or calcareous marl from the Cretaceous Alberese Formation, showing well-developed dendrites of manganese oxides.  
Comments: Jervis (1889) describes this stone from Rignano sull'Arno.  
References: Corsi (1825) 127, 130; Jervis (1889) 304; Price (2007) 99  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; ii. Dendritic clays  
Corsi's text: 130.8 Alberese di Ponte a Rignano nella Toscana  

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