Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 865, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 865  
Name and quarry location: Granito dell'Elba, from the island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Biotite-rich migmatitic granitoid gneiss. Pink potash feldspar is concentrated in leucosomes, quartz and plagioclase in biotite-rich palaeosomes.  
Comments: This locality has not been confirmed.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 211.17 Granito dell'Elba  

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