Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 60, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 60  
Name and quarry location: Marmo carnagione di Camerino; Camerino, Macerata, Marches, Italy may be the correct locality.  
Geological description: A pink pelagic limestone from the Scaglia Rossa Formation (Upper Cretaceous-Eocene). It is a bioturbated biomicrite crowded with planktonic forams and calcispheres with some echinoderm and molluscan debris.  
Comments: This stone is not included in Zuccagni-Orlandini's 1843 list of ornamental stones of the Umbria and Marches area, although it could certainly be from the hills outside Camerino, where the rocks of the Scaglia Rossa formation are exposed.  
References: Zuccagni-Orlandini (1843) 564-565  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 4. Flesh-coloured marbles  
Corsi's text: 34.10 Carnagione di Camerino  

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