Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 893, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 893  
Name and quarry location: Baveno granite, rosa Baveno, from Baveno, Novara, Piedmont, Italy  
Geological description: Coarse hornblende granite with pale pink perthitic potash-feldspar.  
Comments: Baveno granite is one of the best known of Italian granites, quarried on Monte Mattarone near the lakeside town of Baveno. It is of Carboniferous to Permian age.) The Baveno quarry was opened towards the middle of the 16th century and is still working.  
References: Jervis (1889) 93-96; Price (2007) 218  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 215.45 Granito di Beveno nel Milanese  

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