Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 853

Corsi 853, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 853  
Name and quarry location: 'Granito dell'Elba'; the island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy, is not confirmed  
Geological description: Dacite lava with phenocrysts of quartz, plagioclase feldspar and a pale green pyroxene.  
Comments: The Isle of Elba is thought very doubtful for this specimen.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 209.5 Granito dell'Elba  

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