Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 64, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 64  
Name and quarry location: Marmo rosso di Sabina; Sabina, Umbria, Italy is not confirmed as the locality.  
Geological description: A laminated limestone containing bioclasts and peloids (pellet-sized grains) in a sparite matrix.  
Comments: The locality for this stone is not confirmed. Calcarenites (limestones rich in detrital sand-grain sized particles) do occur in the region of Sabina, but no reference has been found to such a red stone as this.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 1. Monochrome marbles; Species 5. Red marbles  
Corsi's text: 38.4 Rosso di Sabina  

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