Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

view of stone 973

Corsi 973, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 973  
Name and quarry location: 'Verde di Corsica', from Corsica, France is unlikely; perhaps from the Alps  
Geological description: Proabably a metagabbro, with trace chromium colouring the pyroxene crystals bright green.  
Comments: Possibly an Alpine ophicalcite. It is considered unlikely to be a variety of the famous 'smaragdite' from Corsica (see nos.700-702).  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 11. Green Corsican marbles  
Corsi's text: 167.4/ S23.1 Verde di Corsica  

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