Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 613, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 613  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina delle Alpi, perhaps serpentina di Valmalenco, from the Alps, and perhaps Valmalenco, Sondrio, Lombardy, Italy  
Geological description: Serpentinite with rounded grains and granular aggregates of grey oxide mineral in dirty-yellow to blue-green serpentine. Two weak foliations evident.  
Comments: Almost certainly from the Italian Alps; perhaps serpentino di Valmalenco from the quarries at Chiesa di Valmalenco, Lanzada or Torre di Santa Maria, in Valmalenco, Lombardy, Italy.(L,P)  
References: Pieri (c.1958) tav.XXIX  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 151.38 Serpentina delle Alpi  

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