Catagory :  GALLERY 6
Locality: Gilgit, Pakistan
Size:  5 x 3 x 3 cm
A cluster of gemmy, undamaged Topaz crystals, all perfectly terminated,
and sitting on a sheave of Muscovite .
Pictures say it all !
Locality: Raywoo Mine, Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
Size:  6.5 x 5.5 x 3 cm
Unusual Crystals in both form and composition, these large Epidote crystal groups are composed of flat
tabular, pseudo hexagonal or pseudo octohedral shaped crystals . . . quite strange for a monoclinic mineral.  
They are often slightly magnetic, and have varying amounts of micro titinite crystals on the surfaces.
These apparantly grew in connected clusters and the majority show some point or points of attachment to
other groups. This one only has one contact, as seen in the first picture on the rear of the large crystal.
Locality: Tsumeb, Namibia
Size:  4 x 2.5 x 2 cm
A fine glass like luster on this wonderfully sharp matrix azurite makes
this a fine miniature.
Only one contact on the bottom front where the matrix separated during
specimen removal.  
Ex. Dick Willis
Locality: Shengus, Gilgit-Skardu road, Baltistan, Pakistan
Size:  4 x 3 x 2.6 cm
A very fine miniature combo piece featuring a 3.7 cm double terminated aqua
with muscovite and albite. Nice clean flat termination with bevels on one side.
Locality: Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 7.5  x 2.8 x 2.8 cm
A really neat silvery-green crystal almost 3 inches long with another stubby crystal
at its base.The crystal sort of splits into two with two major terminations.
This crystal is composed of many tiny crystals, all terminating up the entire length,
making for a very sparkly and lusterous piece. Hard to describe, but I hope the
pics say it better than words. No Damage.
Locality: Skardu, Pakistan
Size:  4.5 x 2 x 1.5 cm
A nice miniature with a 1.3 cm Apatite crystal perched on a matrix of
muscovite and albite crystals.
Ex. Seibel specimen from the early 1990's
Locality: Kamoya South Mine, Kamoya, Kambove Dist., Katanga, Dem. Rep. of Congo
Size:  5 x 5 x 4 cm
A bright 1 cm Carrollite crystal nestled in an opening in a matrix of Calcite.
BERYL var. Aquamarine
GYPSUM Var. Selenite
Locality: Swift Current, Saskatchewan, Canada
Size:  7.5 x 6 x 6 cm
Unusual group of large Selenite crystals in a complete ball or "rose".
Portions have altered to white, so the translucent inner core contrasts nicely with
the white perimeters.
Dates back to around the 1970's as it's been in my drawer a long time.  
Ex Ertel collection
Locality: Urubu Mine, Arucuai, Taquaral, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Size: 5.5 x 5 x 3.3 cm
A 5 cm long, green Elbaite on matrix. It is zoned very dark at the termination.  
The tourmaline has a very lively green color and a fine glassy luster.
Collected in 2001.  Ex Ertel collection.
Locality: Erongo Mtns., Damaraland, Namibia
Size:  3 x 3 x 2.3 cm
AN excellent doubly terminated 2.5 cm Schorl on a dab of matrix.
Few Quartz crystals in association. Hard to find such a nice aesthetic, text book
crystal in this size. Excellent 'mercedes' terminations and high luster.
Locality: Bajuz, Romania
Size:  6 x 5 x 3.5 cm
A complete Stibnite 'flower' radiating crystals in all directions.  Very fine 'old timer' from
back in the 1970's.  Ex Ertel collection
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Locality: New Street Quarry, Paterson, New Jersey
Size: 7.5 x 4.8 x 4 cm
An old timer from the early 1970's when this famous quarry was yielding great specimens.
The main double terminated Stilbite bowtie crystal is 3.5 cm long.
Locality: Virginia Crushed Stone Quarry, Loudoun Co., Virginia  
Size: 8 x 5.5 x 2.5 cm
Gemmy Datolite crystals to about 1.8 cm cover the matrix on this fine piece from the
early 1990's. Collected by the late Buck Keller, these are some of the finest Datolites to
be found in Virginia and this is one of the better ones.