Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 966, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 966  
Name and quarry location: Serpentina di Carrara, from Carrara, Massa e Carrara, Tuscany, Italy  
Geological description: Serpentinite with cracked and serpentinised pseudomorphs of olivine and pink bastitised pyroxene. Planar fabric is visible on the sides of the sample, possibly spinel, but now altered. It is permeated by white calcite. The protolith was possibly a spinel peridotite.  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 152.49/ S22.4 Altra dello stesso luogo [Serpentina di Carrara]  

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