Catagory : GALLERY 1
Locality: Elmwood Mine, Carthage, Tennessee
Size: 5 x 5 x 4.5 cm
Clean, lustrous Sphalerite on matrix with crystals to 2.5 cm.  Choice
Locality:  San Francisco Mine, Sonora, Mexico
Size: 3.2 x 2.5 x 2 cm
A fine old 70's vintage Wulfenite ith very high luster, butterscotch color, and pristine
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Locality: Midingi Mine, Kolwezi, Katanga Prov., Dem. Rep. of Congo
Size: 4.3 x 3.5 x 2.6 cm
A rare, large composite octohedral Cuprite crystal on matrix from a seldom
encountered location. I've not seen another, and this Cuprite is pristine and aesthetic.
From my personal collection.
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Ertel Collection
China - 2 Galleries
India - 4 Galleries
Mexico - 3 Galleries
Cerussite - 2 Galleries
Locality: Puyva, Kush'oyka Mountain, Western Siberia, Russia
Size:  5.5 x 4.5  x 1.2  cm
A large, floater crystal, crystallized all around, from the now famous Polar Urals of Russia. If you haven't
seen one of these for a while, it's because they are considered the finest axinite crystals ever and there
aren't anymore to go around.  This crystal is fantastic, with glass like luster, great form and only very little
edge wear on a few edges. Overall in very good condition. These came out in the early to mid 90's and
have pretty much disappeared from the todays market.
Locality: Paprok, Nuristan, Afghanistan
Size: 7 x 3.2 x 2 cm
A light GREEN crystal in excellent condition. These green colored spod's are much less common than
the lilac and yellows, and this one is quite gemmy at the tip end as well. Not quite as green as in the
pics, it is tough to get the shade correct on this color, but it is a beautiful gem crystal.
Locality: Graves Mountain, Lincoln Co., Georgia
Size: 2.6 x 3.2 x 2.1 cm
A very nice Rutile on matrix.  Mirror faces and very clean edges with only a wall contact on the back
side that doesn't show from the display side.
Locality: Linwood Mine, Buffalo, Scott Co., Iowa
Size: 8 x 3.5 x 2 cm
Very fine double terminated Barite crystal from this famous locale. Great condition.
Locality: Otjua, Karibib Dist., Erongo Region, Namibia
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 3.5 cm
A group of doubly terminated Quartz crystals and dark green Elbaites with light pink terminations,
in what appears to be a floater group.  I find no point of attachment and all three of the main
tourmalines are doubly terminated. A fourth , hidden in the back and showing in the center photo,
is a partial crystal.  The Elbaites are up to 5 cm long.
Locality: Zard Mtns., Raskoh Mtns., Kharan, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size:  4 x 3 x 2.5 cm
Superb miniature Brookite and Quartz specimen mined in 2006.  The largest Brookite crystal is 3.2 cm long ,
and both major crystals are very aesthetic, high luster, and undamaged.  Although these continue to trickle out
sporatically, not many are of this quality.
Locality:  Dal'negorsk, Primorskiy Krai, Russia
Size: 5 x 5.5 x 4 cm
Large flattened Spinel twinned Galena crystals showing excellent morphology on this choice specimen.
The specimen stands nicely as in the first pic, but I took several pics with it lying down to better capture
the crystals. No damage to any of the crystals in the cluster.
Some of those edges are irregular with lots of neat growth steps.
I've seen precious few of these Russian spinel twins in recent years and this is a good one.
Locality:  Wessel Mine, No. Cape Prov., South Africa
Size:  6 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm.
A very attractive and aesthetic pale pink arrangement of Kutnohorite crystals liberally
sprinkled with tiny black Manganite crystals.  This is an old specimen that has been in
my collection for at least 20+ years.  It is even nicer in hand!
KUTNOHORITE with Manganite
Locality: Rock River, Yukon, Canada
Size:  11 x 9 x 7 cm
A large cabinet blue Barite with very large, glassy crystals.
Weight is 850 gm / 30 ounces, so it is quite heavy.
Very good condition.  Old specimen from my collection.