Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 967

Corsi 967, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 967  
Name and quarry location: Porfido serpentino antico, from Krokees (Levetsova), Laconia, Peloponnese, Greece  
Geological description: Deformed porphyritic microdiorite (plagioclase-biotite?), feldspar replaced by aggregates of epidote. There is primary sub-parallel orientation of the porphyroblasts of replaced feldspars.  
Comments: This is probably a variety of porfido serpentino antico from Krokees in Greece.  
References: Price (2007) 206-207; Rogers (2008) 43-44; Zezza (2002)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 7. Serpentines; ii. Common serpentines  
Corsi's text: 152.50/ S22.5 Altra dello stesso luogo [Serpentina di Carrara]  

Full entry in English

Enter some search terms
Show results as:

search tips

Searches the database for all stone records containing the words you enter. To search for a text string, put it between quotation marks. To search for stone records that don't contain a word, put a minus sign in front of it.

For example, entering: granite "coarse-grained" -Egypt will find all the coarse-grained granites that do not come from Egypt.

Terms of three characters or less have not been indexed.