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Approach to Chala Gold Mine

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

Approach to Chala Gold Mine with ore buckets on old rail. There are two entrances to the mine,one on the right of this photo (out of shot) and around the track facing you. The miners were just getting ready to go into the mine, One enterprizing miner, on enquiring if we were English, then tried to sell us his house!! May 2007
 © C.Thomson 2007Photo ID: 175480    View Count: 786

Chala Mine

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

work was stopped, everything has been dismantled

August 2011
 © Marcus V.Photo ID: 410368    View Count: 140

Chala Mine Adit

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

One of the Main Adits in to the Gold Mine. May 2007
 © C.Thomson 2007Photo ID: 175481    View Count: 1453

Crane at Chala Gold Mine

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

Large crane at the Chala Mine, used for lifting timber and ore buckets amongst other things. This area is directly below the Mine adits and is where the Cacoxenite was discovered. Further down the hill from here is where small flakes of Turquoise can be found, washed out by the rain. May 2007. Colleen Thomson
 © C.Thomson 2007Photo ID: 175486    View Count: 312

Modern Mining 2013

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

With minimal use of material for maximum profit !

August 2013
 © Marcus V.Photo ID: 572487    View Count: 55

Modern Mining 2013

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

With minimal use of material for maximum profit !

August 2013
 © Marcus V.Photo ID: 572488    View Count: 46

No woodwork shop

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

August 2011
 © Marcus V.Photo ID: 410370    View Count: 199

searching for Wavellite, Chala Mine

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

Further down the hill from the Chala Gold mine is this area renowned in the past for producing reasonable specimens of Wavellite. The area has changed drastically over the last couple of years and has been totally bulldozed flat. Whether this is in preparation for redevelopement of the site or for replanting of trees, is not known.
Hard work ...
 © C.Thomson 2007Photo ID: 175488    View Count: 629

workshop, Chala Gold Mine

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

The woodwork shop, where the miners saw their pit-props to size. The wood will have come from trees felled on the mountain slopes around the mine. May 2007
 © C.Thomson 2007Photo ID: 175483    View Count: 328
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