Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 911, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 911  
Name and quarry location: Cipollino verde, locality unknown  
Geological description: Heterogeneously deformed very coarse-grained metagabbro with ophitic texture locally preserved in lenticular low-strain domains.  
Comments: This is not a stone that would today be called cipollino.  
References: Corsi (1845) 97-99  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 1. Marbles; Section 2. Veined marbles; Species 2. Cipollino  
Corsi's text: 46.13/ S11.1 Marmo Cipollino  

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