Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 59

Corsi 59, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 59  
Name and quarry location: Rossino degli Appennini, from the Apennines, Italy.  
Geological description: Pelagic limestone from the Scaglia Rossa Formation (Upper Cretaceous-Eocene). A bioturbated fossiliferous biomicrite crowded with planktonic forams, calcispheres, and other skeletal debris. A set of close-spaced healed fractures constrain the pink coloration, giving the effect of a pietra paesina. Stylolites are also present.  
Comments: Corsi's locality would be correct for this stone.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 34.9 Rossino degli Appennini  

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