Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 53, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 53  
Name and quarry location: Marmo carnagione, persichino di Mazzurega, from Mazzurega, near Fumane, Verona, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone from the Upper Cretaceous Scaglia Rossa Formation. A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicrite with abundant planktonic forams and calcispheres, and with a few stylolites.  
Comments: The painted number on the back of the specimen indicates a Verona/Vicenza provenance for this pink limestone (see Verona.pdf for more information). Corsi almost certainly means Mazzurega, in the province of Verona.  
Further information: Verona.pdf

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 34.3 Persighina di Mosurega... Si trova ne'colli Euganei  

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