Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 990, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 990  
Name and quarry location: Granito antico, possibly granito verde fiorito di bigio from Wadi Umm Balad, near Gebel Dokhan, Eastern Desert, Egypt  
Geological description: Quartz diorite.  
Comments: This may be a rather atypical example of the quartz diorite from the Precambrian basement rocks at Wadi Umm Balad.  
References: Harrell (2010a)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; i. Antique granite  
Corsi's text: 209.38/ S27.5 Altro [Granito antico]  

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