Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 54, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 54  
Name and quarry location: Marmo carnagione di Terni, perhaps from the province of Terni, Italy  
Geological description: Limestone, probably from the Scaglia Rossa Formation (Upper Cretaceous). A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicite with abundant tiny planktonic forams and calcispheres. Bioclasts are calcite filled. Many sub-parallel slender calcite-filled fractures are evident, as are a few manganese oxide dendrites.  
Comments: There is no reference to this pink limestone in Jervis (1889), and the locality has not been confirmed.  
References: Jervis (1889) 345-346  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 34.4 Carnagione di Terni  

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