Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 588

Corsi 588, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 588  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina di Corsica, from Corsica, France  
Geological description: Amphibolite; probably mostly actinolite - mainly granular but fibrous/prismatic in veins. Irregular patches and veinlets of opaque oxide (probably magnetite). Contains disseminated pale yellow carbonate flecks.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 148.13 Serpentina di Corsica  

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