Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 716, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 716  
Name and quarry location: Petrified wood, locality unknown  
Geological description: Silicified wood, partly stained and banded with brown goethite and red hematite.  
Comments: No particular provenance can be suggested, as petrified wood comes from many different places. However this specimen does resemble samples from Hungary in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History.  
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: 180.3 Legni pietrificati  

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