Narechen (Naretschenski Bani), Rhodope Mts, Asenovgrad Obshtina, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° North , 24° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~26km|
|Köppen climate type:||Dfb : Warm-summer humid continental climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||Нареченски бани, Асеновград Община, Пловдив Oбласт, България|
A number of Pb-Bi-S minerals, including bonchevite, galenobismutite, and lillianite, have been recorded from scheelite-bearing quartz veins near the town of Narechen, in the Southern Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. The quartz veins are up to 0.5 m thick and cut muscovite-biotite schists of the Rhodopian Complex (Bonev, 1982).
8 valid minerals.
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Kostov, I. (1958) Bonchevite, PbBi4S2, a new mineral. Mineralogical Magazine: 31: 821-828.
Bonev, I. (1982) In Excursion Guide (Central Rhodopes), p. 22. 13th General Meeting of IMA, Varna, Bulgaria.
Birch, W.D. and Mumme, W.G. (1985) Pekoite from Narechen, Bulgaria―a possible solution to the bonchevite problem. Mineralogical Magazine, 49(1), 135-137.