Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 866

Corsi 866, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 866  
Name and quarry location: Granito dell'Elba, from the island of Elba, Livorno, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Hornblende granodiorite with occasional plagioclase-rich clusters.  
Comments: Possibly from Elba, Tuscany, Italy, although it strongly resembles the granite of Nauhaus, Upper Austria, in the Museum of Natural History in Viena.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 211.18 Granito dell'Elba  

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