Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 702, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 702  
Name and quarry location: Verde plasma di Corsica, from near Orezza, Monte San Petrone, Haute-Corse, Corsica, France  
Geological description: Metagabbro, the diopside and actinolite-tremolite both coloured bright green by trace chromium.  
Comments: A less sought-after variety than no.700, which is a good example of the most precious Corsican smaragdite.  
References: Giraud (1989); Price (2007) 196  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 11. Green Corsican marbles  
Corsi's text: 167.3 Verde di Corsica. verde plasma. Trovasi nell'isola di Corsica, e precisamente nella montagna di S. Pietro di Rostino presso Orezza.  

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