The way we are redesigning the images is that all image thumbnails will be showing up on the mineral detail page, together with a description when you hover over a thumbnail. We made the image use cool modal pop-ups so you can still see which page you came from.
John Betts was gracious enough to let us use his photos, which are incredible, and this will really enhance the site. The photos from my collection are pretty bad, but now that I know photography quite a bit better, the new photos I'll add will be much better. Though I won't have the time for quite a while to add new photos yet.
Every photo we post has very detailed information about the mineral. We want to try to give a varied approach on the photos of each mineral and will try not to show all different styles and color possiblilites of each mineral.