Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 535

Corsi 535, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 535  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosso di Siracusa, from Syracuse, Sicily, Italy  
Geological description: Perhaps a deep-water mudstone. The colours are diagenetic.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed, but thought to be very unlikely.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 6. Argillaceous stones; iv. Other types  
Corsi's text: 132.3 Rosso di Siracusa  

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