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Bulgaria

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Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.
 
Latitude & Longitude: 42° North , 25° East (est.)
Area:110,994 km2
Museums in region:


Bulgaria is divided into 25 regions (Oblast, pl. Oblasti; also translated as provinces or districts) and these into 287 municipalities (Obshtina).
Prior to 2002, there were only 9 regions.

Note: In Bulgaria, "mine" is usually used as an exploration-administrative term and not always coincides with the name of the ore deposit. Thus, a mine can include several deposits.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Adamite

Aegirine

Aegirine-augite

Agardite-(La)

Agardite-(Nd)

Agardite-(Y)

Aikinite

Alabandite

Alacránite

Albite

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Aleksite

'Allanite Group'

Alloclasite

Almandine

Altaite

Aluminium

Aluminocopiapite

Alunite

Alunite Supergroup

Alunogen

Amphibole Supergroup

Analcime

Anapaite

Anatase

Andalusite

'Andorite'

Andradite

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

Apjohnite

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Ardaite (TL)

Ardealite

Argentopentlandite

Arsenic

Arseniosiderite

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

'Arsenpolybasite'

Arsentsumebite

Artinite

'Asbestos'

Augelite

Augite

var: Soda-Augite

Aurichalcite

Aurostibite

Austinite

Azurite

Balkanite (TL)

Baryte

Bavenite

Baylissite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Beidellite

Benjaminite

Berryite

Berthierine

Berthierite

Bertrandite

Beryl

var: Aquamarine

var: Emerald

var: Goshenite

Betekhtinite

Bianchite

'Biotite'

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

'Bloodstone'

Bohdanowiczite

Bonattite

Bonchevite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Bowieite

Braggite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Briartite

Brochantite

Brookite

Buckhornite

Bustamite

Cacoxenite

'Calamine'

Calaverite

Calcite

Caledonite

Carrollite

Cassiterite

Celadonite

Celestine

Cerussite

Cervelleite

Cesàrolite

'Chabazite'

Chalcanthite

Chalcoalumite

Chalcocite

Chalcocyanite

Chalcophanite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcosiderite

Chalcostibite

Chamosite

var: Thuringite

'Chlorite Group'

Chromite

Chrysoberyl

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Clausthalite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Ripidolite

Clinoclase

Clinohumite

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinoptilolite-Ca

Clinoptilolite-K

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Coffinite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Colusite

Conichalcite

Cooperite

Copiapite

Copper

Cordierite

Corkite

Cornubite

Cornwallite

Coronadite

Corundum

Cosalite

Covellite

var: Argentian Covellite

Crandallite

Cristobalite

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cuprite

Cuprorhodsite

Cuproroméite

'Dachiardite'

Dachiardite-Ca

Dachiardite-K (TL)

Dachiardite-Na

'Davidite'

'Delessite'

Despujolsite

Diaphorite

Diaspore

Dickite

Dietrichite

Digenite

Diopside

Djurleite

Dolomite

Dravite

'Dravite-Schorl Series'

Duftite

Dumortierite

Duranusite

Edenite

'Electrum'

Emplectite

Empressite

Enargite

var: Argentian Enargite

Epidote

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erlichmanite

Erythrite

Eskebornite

Eskimoite

Eucairite

Euchroite

Famatinite

Faustite

var: Cuprofaustite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

Ferberite

Ferricopiapite

'Ferrierite'

Ferrierite-K

Ferrierite-Mg

Ferrierite-Na

Ferro-katophorite

Fizélyite

'Florencite'

Florencite-(Ce)

Fluorite

Foitite

Forsterite

Freibergite

Freieslebenite

Friedrichite

Fülöppite

Galena

Galenobismutite

Gallite

'Garnet'

Gartrellite

Geocronite

Germanite

Gersdorffite

Godlevskite

Godovikovite

Goethite

Gold

Goldfieldite

Gonnardite

Graphite

Greenockite

Greigite

Grossular

Guanajuatite

Gypsum

Halotrichite

Hammarite

Harmotome

Hastingsite

Heazlewoodite

Hedenbergite

var: Manganoan Hedenbergite

Hedleyite

Hedyphane

Helvine

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hemimorphite

Hemusite (TL)

Hercynite

var: Chrompicotite

Hessite

Hetaerolite

Heteromorphite

'Heulandite'

Hinsdalite

Hollandite

Hollingworthite

Huangite

'Hydrogoethite'

Hydrohetaerolite

'Hydromuscovite'

Hydrotalcite

'Hydrotalcite-2H'

Hydrozincite

Idaite

Ikunolite

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

Irarsite

Iridium

Isoferroplatinum

Jalpaite

Jamesite

Jamesonite

Jarosite

Johannsenite

Jordanite

'Joséite'

Joséite-B

Junoite

Kaolinite

Kashinite

Kawazulite

Kesterite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kiddcreekite

Kolfanite

Kostovite (TL)

Krennerite

Krupkaite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

Laitakarite

Landesite

Laumontite

Laurite

Lazulite

Lepidocrocite

Leucoxene

Lillianite

'Limonite'

Linarite

Lindströmite

Linnaeite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Ludwigite

Luzonite

Mackinawite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

var: Zincian Malachite

Malanite

Maldonite

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganilvaite (TL)

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

'Manganocummingtonite'

Manganogrunerite

Marcasite

Margarite

Mascagnite

Massicot

Matildite

Maucherite

Mawbyite

Mawsonite

Mckinstryite

Melanterite

'Melilite Group'

'Melnikovite'

'Mercurian Tetrahedrite'

Merenskyite

Mertieite-II

Merwinite

Mesolite

Metacinnabar

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Michenerite

Microcline

Miharaite

Millerite

Millosevichite

Mimetite

Minium

Mogánite

Moissanite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Moncheite

Monohydrocalcite

Montbrayite

Monticellite

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nadorite

Nagyágite

Natroalunite

'Natroalunite-2c'

Natrolite

Naumannite

Nekrasovite

Neotocite

Nickeline

Ningyoite

Niter

Nontronite

Norsethite

Olivenite

var: Zincian Olivenite

'Olivine'

Opal

var: Milk Opal

var: Opal-AN

var: Wood Opal

Orcelite

Orthoclase

Osarizawaite

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Ourayite

Owyheeite

Palladium

Palladoarsenide

Palygorskite

Paraschachnerite

Pargasite

Parnauite

Pearceite

Pekoite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

Petzite

Pharmacosiderite

Philipsburgite

Phlogopite

Pickeringite

Pigeonite

Plagionite

Platinum

var: Ferroan Platinum

Plumbogummite

Plumbojarosite

Poitevinite

Polybasite

Polybasite-Tac

Polydymite

Potassic-magnesio-arfvedsonite (TL)

Powellite

'Prassoite'

Prehnite

Proustite

Pseudobrookite

Pseudomalachite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

var: Cobaltoan Pyrite

var: Nickelian Pyrite

Pyroaurite

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrophyllite

Pyrostilpnite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Milky Quartz

var: Prase

var: Quartzine

var: Rock Crystal

var: Smoky Quartz

Ramdohrite

Rammelsbergite

Ramsdellite

Ranciéite

Realgar

Renierite

'Rezbanyite (of Frenzel)'

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Richterite

Rickardite

Robinsonite

Romanèchite

Roquesite

Rosasite

Roscherite

Rozenite

Rutheniridosmine

Ruthenium

Rutile

var: Strüverite

Sanidine

'Scapolite'

Schapbachite

Scheelite

'Schirmerite'

Schorl

Scolecite

Scorodite

Segnitite

Seligmannite

Semseyite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Siderite

var: Sphärosiderite

Siderotil

Siegenite

Sillimanite

Silver

var: Kongsbergite

var: Küstelite

Skinnerite

'Smectite-claystone'

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Smythite

Součekite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Cleiophane

Spinel

Stannite

Stannoidite

Staurolite

Stephanite

Stibiocolusite (TL)

Stibnite

'Stilbite'

Stolzite

Strashimirite (TL)

Strengite

Stromeyerite

Stützite

Sulphur

Sulvanite

Svanbergite

Sylvanite

Talc

Tanteuxenite-(Y)

Tellurium

Tellurobismuthite

Tennantite

Tenorite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

Thaumasite

'Thomsonite'

Titanite

Todorokite

Topaz

'Tourmaline'

Tremolite

Troilite

Tschermigite

Tsumcorite

Tsumoite

Tungstite

Turquoise

Tyrolite

Ullmannite

'UM1974-07-S:AgBiCu'

'UM1974-09-S:BiCuPb'

'UM1979-17-S:BiCuFe' (FRL)

'UM1980-08-S:ClPbSb'

'UM1980-09-S:ClPbSb'

'UM1980-10-S:ClPbSb'

'UM1984-39-SiO:U'

'UM1985-27-SiO:FeU'

'UM1985-28-SiO:FeU'

'UM1985-29-SiO:FeU'

'UM1986-36-S:AsCuFeGe'

'UM1990-22-MoO:CaHP'

'UM1990-31-S:AgCuFe'

'Unnamed (Cu-Pb-Bi Sulphide)'

'Unnamed (Cu-Pb-Bi Sulphide II)'

Uraninite

Uranocircite

Vaesite

Variscite

Vasilite (TL)

Vermiculite

Vernadite

Vesuvianite

Vinciennite

Violarite

Vulcanite

Vysotskite

Wavellite

Weddellite

Weissite

Witherite

Wittichenite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Woodhouseite

Wulfenite

Wurtzite

Xenotime-(Y)

Xonotlite

'Zeolite Group'

Zincite

Zircon

Zoisite

Zunyite


471 valid minerals. 10 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals. 1 (FRL) - first recorded locality of unapproved mineral/variety/etc.

Rock Types Recorded

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Geochronology

Mineralization age: Late Cretaceous : 92.73 Ma to 86.77 ± 0.5 Ma

Important note: This table is based only on rock and mineral ages recorded below and is not necessarily a complete representation of the geochronology, but does give an indication of possible mineralization events relevant to this locality. As more age information is added this table may expand in the future. A break in the table simply indicates a lack of data entered here, not necessarily a break in the geologic sequence. Grey background entries are from different, related, localities.

Geologic TimeRocks, Minerals and Events
Phanerozoic
 Mesozoic
  Cretaceous
   Late Cretaceous
ⓘ Molybdenite (youngest age)86.77 ± 0.5 MaVlaykov Vruh Mine, Elshitsa, Panagyurishte (Panagurishte) Obshtina, Pazardzhik Oblast (Pazardjik Oblast), Bulgaria
ⓘ Molybdenite (oldest age)92.73 MaElatsite Mine (Elacite Mine), Zlatitsa, Zlatitsa Obshtina, Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast), Bulgaria

Localities in this Region

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References

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Dimitrov, S. (1932) Petrochemische Studien über die Eruptivgesteine im Balkan, zwischen Brzia-Tal und Orchanie-Becken. Akad. Str. Dimitrov, Wiss. Werke, B.1, 277-306 (in Bulgarian).
Dimitrov, S. (1939) Postizenia I zadachi na petrographskite izuchavania u nas. Akad. Str. Dimitrov, Wiss. Werke, B.2, 144-164 (in Bulgarian).
Kostov, I., Breskovska, V., Mincheva-Stefanova, J., Kirov, G. (1964) Minerals of Bulgaria. Sofia, Bulgaria, 540 pp. (in Bulgarian).
Tchounev, D., Boudourov, K., and Koltcheva, K. (1964) Stratigraphie du paleozoique dans le noyau de l'anticlinal de Belogradtchic. La Dir. Gen. de Geol. et Inst. Geol. de Rec. Geol. de Direct. a l'Honor. Acad. J. Jovchev., 693-712 (in Bulgarian).
Dimitrova, E. (1965) The Stara planina Ca-alkaline formation in the Belogradchik anticline. Tr. sur la Geol. Bulg., Ser Geoch., Miner. et Petrogr.: 5: 299-311 (in Bulgarian).
Amov, B. and Arnaudov, V. (1981) Lead isotope data on the Paleozoic granitoids and ore mineralization from the Western Balkan and the Tran district. I. Isotope ratio and geochronology. Geol. Balc., 11, 2.
Dimitrov, R., Breskovska, V. et al. (1988) Lead-Zinc Ore Deposits in Bulgaria. Sofia, Bulgaria, 257 pp. (in Bulgarian).
Haydoutov, I. (Ed.) (1995) Geological Map of Bulgaria M 1:100000 (Belogradchik) (in Bulgarian).
Machev, P., Klain, L., and Hecht, L. (2004) Mineralogy and chemistry of biotites from the Belogradchik pluton - some petrological implications for granitoid magmatism in north-west Bulgaria. Bulgarian Geological Society, Annual Scientific Conference "Geology 2004", 16-17.12.2004.
Marchev, P., Kaiser-Rohrmeier, M., Heinrich, C., Ovtcharova, M., von Quadt, A., and Raicheva, R. (2005) 2: Hydrothermal ore deposits related to post-orogenic extensional magmatism and core complex formation: The Rhodope Massif of Bulgaria and Greece. Ore Geology Reviews 27, 53-89.
Márton, I., Moritz, R., and Spikings, R. (2010) Application of low-temperature thermochronology to hydrothermal ore deposits: formation, preservation and exhumation of epithermal gold systems from the Eastern Rhodopes, Bulgaria. Tectonophysics 483, 240-254.
Ilinca, G. (2012) Upper Cretaceous contact metamorphism and related mineralization in Romania. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, Abstract Series, Szeged, Vol. 7.

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