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Ty Balacko's Photo Gallery

Ty Balacko (1939-2016)

Susan Matthews took this photo of Ty at Al Homenuke's after the Abbotsford show April, 2016.
Copyright: © Susan Matthews      Photo ID: 764323     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 77   Approval status: User gallery    Type: Photo - 2448 x 3264 pixels (8.0 Mpix)

PGY-KRDBoulangerite : Pb5Sb4S11, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Boulangerite tube 0.1 mm long on Quartz. Note the red bar in the hollow of the tube. These tubes are quite thin and transmit red light!!! So that red bar is the red light contained in the white light reflected off the tube. Possibly Tubulite. Ty Balacko photo. Now in RWMW collection
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51780     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 726   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

3PP-AAEBournonite : PbCuSbS3, Quartz : SiO2, Pyrite : FeS2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Interpenetrating Bournonite twins to 3.0 mm on Quartz with pyrite. Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51775     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 626   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

XMJ-CEQBournonite : PbCuSbS3, Ankerite : CaFe2+(CO3)2, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Bournonite cog wheel , 2.3 mm across, on Ankerite with Quartz. Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51772     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 655   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

79G-P53Boulangerite : Pb5Sb4S11, Ankerite : CaFe2+(CO3)2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Boulangerite hairs to 8 mm long on Ankerite. Ty Balacko photo. RWMW collection
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51771     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 785   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

GXF-1UVTetrahedrite : Cu6[Cu4(Fe,Zn)2]Sb4S13, Ankerite : CaFe2+(CO3)2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Tetrahedrite xls, to 0.2 mm, on Ankerite. Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51770     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 599   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

27A-Q90Semseyite : Pb9Sb8S21, Boulangerite : Pb5Sb4S11, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Semseyite xl group, 1.8 mm in size, on Pyrite and Miargyrite (both not visible in this photo) Specimen photographed in Min Rec, vol 31, no. 3, pg 227. Black matting in white quartz is Boulangerite and the purplish is rotted Boulangerite.Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51768     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 832   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

AV9-2YRSemseyite : Pb9Sb8S21, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Two groups of Semseyite xls. The larger is 1.2 mm across. Both on Quartz.Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51765     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 629   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

5T4-43NPyrostilpnite : Ag3SbS3, Miargyrite : AgSbS2, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

Sceptered Pyrostilpnite xl, 1.2 mm long, on Miargyrite with Quartz. Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51762     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 777   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)

FF2-FTFPyrostilpnite : Ag3SbS3, Miargyrite : AgSbS2, Pyrite : FeS2, Quartz : SiO2

Silver tunnel, Van Silver Property, Brandywine Creek, Vancouver Mining Division, British Columbia, Canada

A 1.3 mm spray of pyrostilpnite on Miargyrite ( showing deep red internal reflections)with Quartz and yellow Pyrite in the upper left. Ty Balacko specimen and photo.
Copyright: © TB      Photo ID: 51760     Uploaded by: Ty Balacko   View Count: 668   Approval status: Public galleries    Type: Photo - 1024 x 768 pixels (0.8 Mpix)
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