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TitlePeperino Tuff, Alban Hills, Italy
DescriptionTuff is a general term for a compacted deposit of volcanic ash and dust, occasionally containing larger fragments. This tuff from the Alban Hills (near Rome), Italy, is famous because it was used by Romans as building stone. The specimen is 8 cm across.
LocationItaly ▹ Lazio. Near Rome. Alban Hills.
PhotographerNessa Eull. 2001-05-16.
CollectionWard’s University Rock Collection #133.
Key wordstuff, Italy, Peperino
Tech details842 KB. Hand specimen. Fujifilm FinePix S1Pro digital camera, 60mm Nikon AF micro lens.
GeoDIL number462