Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 611

Corsi 611, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 611  
Name and quarry location: Verde duro di Massa e Carrara, most probably from the Apuan Alps of Italy  
Geological description: Coarse-grained diorite.  
Comments: A small square 18th or 19th century tablet of this stone in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien is labelled 'verde duro di Massa e Carrara', indicating this stone is from the Apuan Alps.  
References: Other examples: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien T2-6-3 G7366 [1898] 'serpentin (verde duro di Massa e Carrara)'.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 151.36 Serpentina delle Alpi  

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