Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 573, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 573  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina verde di Calabria, from Calabria, Italy  
Geological description: Brecciated serpentinite.  
Comments: This has been confirmed as the correct locality although the stone resembles nos. 569 and 570, both verde di Varallo from Varallo in Piedmont, Italy.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; i. Noble serpentines  
Corsi's text: 146.9 Verde di Calabria  

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