Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 827

Corsi 827, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 827  
Name and quarry location: Granito antico, locality unknown  
Geological description: Fine-grained gabbro, rich in grains of pyrite the oxidation of which has caused some ferruginous staining.  
Comments: This sample is not believed to be Egyptian.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; i. Antique granite  
Corsi's text: 205.15 Granito antico. Marmor Syenite. Marmo Sienite... [trovata] presso la città di Siene sul confine fra Egitto, e l'Etiopia... Pyrrhopoecilon... Psaronion...Aethiopicum perchè... era Siene sul confine dell' Etiopia.  

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