Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 701, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 701  
Name and quarry location: Verde di Corsica mandolato, from near Orezza, Monte San Petrone, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France  
Geological description: Sheared metagabbro, the diopside and actinolite-tremolite both coloured bright green by trace chromium.  
Comments: No.700 (q.v.) is a good example of the most precious Corsican smaragdite. This sample is rather less metamorphosed, and more heavily fractured. Light green areas are coloured wax.  
References: Giraud (1989); Price (2007) 196  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 11. Green Corsican marbles  
Corsi's text: 167.2 Verde di Corsica mandalato. Trovasi nell'isola di Corsica, e precisamente nella montagna di S. Pietro di Rostino presso Orezza.  

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