Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 569

Corsi 569, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 569  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina verde di Varallo, from Varallo, Novara, Piedmont, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated serpentinite-marble with light to dark green fragmented serpentinite clasts in fine-grained marble and vein calcite matrix. Serpentinite has local concentrations of fine-grained oxide mineral.  
Comments: Corsi’s provenance, Varallo, Piedmont, Italy, is almost certainly correct.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; i. Noble serpentines  
Corsi's text: 145.5 Verde di Varallo nel Piemonte  

Full entry in English

Enter some search terms
Show results as:

search tips

Searches the database for all stone records containing the words you enter. To search for a text string, put it between quotation marks. To search for stone records that don't contain a word, put a minus sign in front of it.

For example, entering: granite "coarse-grained" -Egypt will find all the coarse-grained granites that do not come from Egypt.

Terms of three characters or less have not been indexed.