Corsi Collection of Decorative Stones

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Corsi 992, approx. 145 x 73 x 40 mm, © Oxford University Museum of Natural History

OUMNH Number: 992  
Name and quarry location: Granito rosso antico, sienite, possibly from between Aswan and Shellal District, Nile Valley, Egypt  
Geological description: Fine-grained hornblende biotite granite-granodiorite.  
Comments: This may be Harrell's variety 'd' of the Aswan granites and granodiorites described on his website, found in a number of localities between Aswan and the Shellal district.  
References: Harrell (2010a)  
Further information:

Corsi's classification: Class 16. Granites; i. Antique granite  
Corsi's text: 210.39/ S27.7 Altro [Granito antico]  

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