Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 618, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 618  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina di Genova, from Genoa, Liguria, Italy  
Geological description: Mottled quartz-serpentinite rock. Coarse mottles of green-brown net-veined serpentine in a massive quartz matrix. Note paler rims to serpentine patches.  
References: Borghini (1997) 210-211; Jervis (1862) 26-28; Jervis (1889) 253-254; Price (2007) 184; Watson (1916) 426-428  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 152.43 Serpentina di Genova  

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