Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 576, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 576  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina dell'Elba, from the island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Dark green serpentinite with colourless plagioclase porphyroblasts.  
Comments: Serpentinites form part of ophiolite complexes on Elba and various other places in the Italian Alps. They can be difficult to distinguish, one from another.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 147.1 Serpentina dell'Elba  

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