Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 864

Corsi 864, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 864  
Name and quarry location: Corsican granite, granito di Corsica, from Corsica, France  
Geological description: Rather fine-grained granitic gneiss with slightly discordant coarse-granitoid veins (perhaps migmatite leucosomes) . It is variably reddened and cut by late fractures near which feldspars have been altered to white spots. Veins near corner of specimen are leek green.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 211.16 Granito di Corsica  

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