Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 708

Corsi 708, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 708  
Name and quarry location: Marmor aequipondus, perhaps from Liguria, Italy  
Geological description: Serpentinised (or possibly fine amphibolitised) peridotite with coarse-grained green former pyroxenes, pale green former olivine domains, and opaque oxide.  
Comments: This is the stone correctly known as marmor aequipondus.  
References: Corsi (1845) 162-164  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 13. Feldspars; Species 4. Nephrite  
Corsi's text: 175.2 Pietra nefrite. Marmor aequipondus. Lapides martyrum. Nefrite antica... non si conosce la cava  

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