George Elling, lifelong mineral collector and former computer sector stock analyst for Deutschbank, has collected the classics for decades. 

He majored in Economics at Allegheny College but has always been a long time mineral enthusiast. During a recent visit to Allegheny, Mr. Elling also made a donation for the Geology Department to purchase new museum quality mineral cases and donated new mineral specimens that are highlights of the displays. The new mineral displays are an overwhelming hit – be sure to visit Alden Hall and see them if you live nearby! Although the large collection encompassed all old classics, particularly USA pieces, Elling has focused his mineral collection on the world famous Franklin, New Jersey locality. It remains one of the most significant in that focus. 

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Azurite and Malachite
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
Winning Bid: $605
Grossular Garnet (old Hugh Ford label)
Sierra de Cruces, Sierra Mojada Municipality, Coahuila, Mexico
5.5 x 3.7 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $120
Fluorite (superb old classic & fluorescent)
Weardale, County Durham, England, UK
11.2 x 10.0 x 5.8 cm
Winning Bid: $443
Indicolite Tourmaline
Barra do Salinas district, Coronel Murta, Minas Gerais, Brazil
6.1 x 0.5 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $140
Calcite (multiple generations- rare USA locale)
Cuyuna Ranges, Crow Wing Co., Minnesota, USA
9.0 x 6.7 x 5.9 cm
Winning Bid: $106
Orthoclase Feldspar (historic set)
Haddam, Middlesex Co., Connecticut, USA
4.9 x 1.9 x 1.3 cm
Winning Bid: $189
Beryl var. Heliodor
Volodarsk, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
4.1 x 1.4 x 1.1 cm
Winning Bid: $485
Quartz var. 'Herkimer Diamond', with Pyrobitumen
Ace of Diamonds Mine, Middleville, Herkimer Co., New York, USA
6.3 x 5.0 x 4.0 cm
Winning Bid: $245
Galena with Chalcopyrite (rare condition and quality)
Buick Mine, Bixby, Iron Co., Missouri, USA
8.3 x 8.3 x 8.2 cm
Winning Bid: $444
Microcline var. Amazonite
Crystal Peak, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
10.1 x 9.6 x 9.2 cm
Winning Bid: $1,048
Grossular Garnet with Vesuvianite
Sierra de Cruces, Coahuila, Mexico
8.7 x 8.2 x 7.7 cm
Winning Bid: $900
Margarite (large USA classic!) ex Wadsworth Atheneaum
Chester Emery Mines, Chester, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, USA
10.7 x 6.8 x 6.4 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Goethite ps. Pyrite, on Dolomite ex Wadsworth Atheneaum
Becker and Tuckwood Griswold Quarry, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA
6.5 x 4.8 x 3.6 cm
Winning Bid: $158
Vesuvianite in Calcite
Akhmatovskaya Kop', Nazyamskie Mountains, Zlatoust, Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia
5.6 x 4.0 x 3.1 cm
Winning Bid: $101
Boleo District, Santa Rosalia, Baja California Sur, Mexico (TL)
2.4 x 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $210
Scapolite (fluorescent)
Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
11.0 x 7.8 x 5.0 cm
Winning Bid: $329
Chrysoberyl (old Hugh Ford label)
Itaguacu, Espirito Santo, Brazil
3.4 x 2.7 x 2.1 cm
Winning Bid: $279
Rutile in Smoky Quartz (faceted gemstone)
Minas Gerais, Brazil
4.2 x 3.0 x 1.2 cm
Winning Bid: $231
Cuprite on Copper
29 Block, 660 Level, Mufulira Mine, Copperbelt Province, Zambia
5.7 x 1.4 x 1.4 cm
Winning Bid: $380
Tetrahedrite coated with Chalcopyrite (1800s classic)
Herodsfoot Mine, Lanreath, Cornwall, England, UK
8.6 x 6.4 x 3.3 cm
Winning Bid: $750
Witherite ps. after Baryte ex Ed Swoboda Pseudo Coll
Settlingstones Mine, Newbrough, Northumberland, England, UK
11.8 x 6.7 x 6.3 cm
Winning Bid: $535
Quartz var. Amethyst, with Hematite
Diamond Willow Mine, McTavish Township, Thunder Bay District, Ontario, Canada
4.2 x 3.9 x 3.7 cm
Winning Bid: $110
Londonite (fluorescent)
Antsongombato gem mine, Betafo, Vakinankaratra, Madagascar
4.3 x 4.2 x 3.8 cm
Winning Bid: $83
Quartz var. Amethyst with phantoms ex Scalisi
Goboboseb Mountains, Brandberg Area, Erongo Region, Namibia
5.4 x 2.0 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $276
Cerussite (sixling twin) (fluorescent)
Tsumeb Mine, Tsumeb, Oshikoto Region, Namibia
4.8 x 4.8 x 3.0 cm
Winning Bid: $292
Tourmaline var. Uvite gem cluster
Pomba pit, Serra das Eguas, Brumado, Bahia, Brazil
1.2 x 0.9 x 0.7 cm
Winning Bid: $182
Smoky Quartz Gwindel
Uri, Switzerland
4.7 x 3.6 x 1.5 cm
Winning Bid: $343
Polished Agate (set of 2)
11.4 x 6.7 x 1.9 cm
Winning Bid: $90
Kambaldaite (TYPE LOCALITY)
Otter Shoot Nickel Mine, Kambalda Nickel mines, Coolgardie Shire, Western Australia, Australia (TL)
2.6 x 1.9 x 1.8 cm
Winning Bid: $335
Quartz (207 faceted stones)
Arkansas (possibly)
0.3 x 0.3 x 0.3 cm
Winning Bid: $170