Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 878

Corsi 878, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 878  
Name and quarry location: 'Granito delle Alpi', from the Alps  
Geological description: Sandstone with abundant green siliceous clasts and with a calcareous cement.  
Comments: Corsi has mis-classified this stone among his 'graniti', although the locality, with its many different kinds of lithology, is most probably correct.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 214.30 Granito delle Alpi  

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