Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 989, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 989  
Name and quarry location: Gabbro eufotide, from Wadi Maghrabiya, Eastern Desert, Egypt  
Geological description: Weakly metamorphosed coarse-grained gabbro with a subtle schiller to the plagioclase feldspar.  
Comments: This is Harrell's variety 'c' of the four varieties of gabbro or metagabbro forming Precambrian basement beds at Wadi Maghrabiya.  
References: Harrell (2010a); Mielsch (1985) 70, taf.24; Price (2007) 196; Repetti (1833) v2:139, v3:387-389  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; i. Antique granite  
Corsi's text: 209.38/ S27.4 Altro [Granito antico]  

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