Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 899

Corsi 899, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 899  
Name and quarry location: 'Granito di Napoli', locality unknown  
Geological description: Pink granite gneiss, augen are recrystallised potash feldspar. The quartz is rather finely recrystallised.  
Comments: It is highly unlikely this stone has anything to do with Vesuvius or Naples.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; ii. Italian granites  
Corsi's text: 216.51 Granito di Napoli... dicesi eruttato dal Vessuvio  

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