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Chala Mine, Spachievo ore field (Spahievo ore field), Mineralni Bani Obshtina, Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast), Bulgaria

мина Чала, Cпахиевo руднo Поле, Oбщина Минерални бани, Област Хасково, България

The dumps are bulldozed flat.
Spending some hours on the remaining dumps, it is possible to find some good micromounts.
The way to the mine is destroyed by rain, so it is impossible to go there by car.

Note: Carbonates are very rare in this deposit.

Mineral List

Acanthite
Anglesite
'Apatite'
Augelite
Azurite
Beaverite-(Cu)
Bornite
Brochantite
Cacoxenite
Calcite
Chalcocite
Chalcopyrite
Chalcosiderite
Copper
Corkite
Covellite
var: Argentian Covellite

Enargite
var: Argentian Enargite

Faustite
Galena
Gold
Hematite
Hinsdalite
Jarosite
Lazulite
Marcasite
Montmorillonite
Osarizawaite
Plumbogummite
Pyrite
Quartz
Quartz
var: Amethyst

Roscherite
Sphalerite
Svanbergite
Turquoise
Variscite
Wavellite


37 entries listed. 33 valid minerals.

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References

- Kunov, A. (1996): Cacoxenite, corkite, hinsdalite and plumbogummite in the Chala deposit, Eastern Rhodopes. Geokhimiya, Mineralogiya i Petrologiya 31, 61-64.
- Kunov, A. & Petrov, P. (2001): Beaverite from the Chala gold-base metal ore deposit: a new mineral for Bulgaria. Geokhimiya, Mineralogiya i Petrologiya 38, 67-71.

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