Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 677

Corsi 677, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 677  
Name and quarry location: Basalte di Venezia, from Venice, Veneto, Italy  
Geological description: 'Greenstone' - a brecciated metabasaltic tuff with calcite veins. Some clasts show weak graded bedding.  
Comments: Provenance not known; it is not from Venice, Italy.(L)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 9. Basalts; ii. Italian basalts  
Corsi's text: 161.2 Altra [Basalte di Venezia]  

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