Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 714

Corsi 714, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 714  
Name and quarry location: Petrified wood, locality unknown  
Geological description: Wood with bivalve borings (mainly visible on sides of specimen) infilled with limestone, the whole subsequently silicified. Note scattered pyrite crystals in borings.  
Comments: No particular provenance can be suggested as petrified wood comes from many different places. This specimen appears to have faded where exposed to light.  
References: Corsi (1845) 230-231; Price (2007) 253  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 14. Quartz and its varieties; Species 3. Petrified wood  
Corsi's text: 179.1 Legni pietrificati  

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