Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 885, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 885  
Name and quarry location: Granito delle Alpi, from the Alps; or perhaps from Predazzo, Trentino or elsewhere in Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy  
Geological description: Coarse-grained quartz diorite with pale green plagioclase. Brown is filler/polishing compound.  
Comments: Resembles a diorite from Predazzo, Trento, Italy in the Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, and may well be from the Trentini-Alto Adige area. Brown areas are largely filler/polishing compound.  
References: Other examples: Naturhistorisches Museum Wien T1-5-1 C6795 'Tourmaline granite' from Predazzo.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 215.37 Granito delle Alpi  

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