Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 710, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 710  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina delle Alpi, from Perhaps the Western Alps  
Geological description: Sheared serpentinite with oval augen (former pyroxene) and fairly abundant iron oxide. Shear fabric is present throughout, but one part of sample has paler (leached) serpentine.  
Comments: From the Alps; possibly the western Alps.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 13. Feldspars; Species 4. Nephrite  
Corsi's text: 175.4 Pietra nefrite. Marmor aequipondus. Lapides martyrum. Nefrite delle Alpi... non si conosce la cava  

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