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Gradishte Mine, Madan ore field, Smolyan oblast, Bulgariai
Regional Level Types
Gradishte MineDeposit
Madan ore fieldOre Field
Smolyan oblastOblast
BulgariaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 26' 3'' North , 24° 59' 1'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.43430,24.98372
GeoHash:G#: sx3g8wbs6
Locality type:Deposit
Köppen climate type:Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Madan5,661 (2016)8.0km
Nedelino5,017 (2016)8.4km
Zlatograd7,331 (2016)11.2km
Rudozem3,783 (2016)12.7km
Páchni1,110 (2013)16.2km


This mine was one of the more productive in the area.

The reference for Gradishte deposit appears to have been within the text of Bonev and is clearly the same locality.

Regions containing this locality

Eurasian PlateTectonic Plate
EuropeContinent
Rhodope Mts, Bulgaria/GreeceMountain Range

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


12 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Aikinite
Formula: PbCuBiS3
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Arsenopyrite
Formula: FeAsS
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Cosalite
Formula: Pb2Bi2S5
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (2007) Crystal habit of Ag-, Sb-and Bi-bearing galena from the Pb-Zn ore deposits in the Rhodope Mountains. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 45, 1-18. ; Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Galena
Formula: PbS
Habit: whiskers
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (2007) Crystal habit of Ag-, Sb-and Bi-bearing galena from the Pb-Zn ore deposits in the Rhodope Mountains. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 45, 1-18. Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Rhodonite
Formula: Mn2+SiO3
Reference: Vassileva, R. D., & Василева, Р. Д. Compositional variation in the rhodonites from the metasomatic Pb-Zn deposits in Central Rhodopes Вариации в химичния състав на родонити от метасоматичните оловно-цинкови находища в Централните Родопи.
Sphalerite
Formula: ZnS
Colour: light brown to brown
Reference: Bonev, I.K. (1993) Non-equilibrium highly anisometric crystals and whiskers of galena. Mineralogical Magazine, 57 (issue 387), 231-240.
Sphalerite var: Cleiophane
Formula: ZnS
Reference: Gareth Evans collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Aikinite2.HB.05aPbCuBiS3
Arsenopyrite2.EB.20FeAsS
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Cosalite2.JB.10Pb2Bi2S5
Galena2.CD.10PbS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Sphalerite2.CB.05aZnS
var: Cleiophane2.CB.05aZnS
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Nontronite9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Rhodonite9.DK.05Mn2+SiO3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Galena2.8.1.1PbS
Sphalerite2.8.2.1ZnS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Arsenopyrite2.12.4.1FeAsS
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 3 - SULFOSALTS
ø = 3
Aikinite3.4.5.1PbCuBiS3
2.5 < ø < 3
Cosalite3.5.9.1Pb2Bi2S5
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=5
Rhodonite65.4.1.1Mn2+SiO3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Pyroxene Group'-
Sphalerite
var: Cleiophane
-ZnS

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
NaSodium
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si QuartzSiO2
SSulfur
S CosalitePb2Bi2S5
S GalenaPbS
S BaryteBaSO4
S Sphalerite (var: Cleiophane)ZnS
S SphaleriteZnS
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
S PyriteFeS2
S AikinitePbCuBiS3
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
MnManganese
Mn RhodoniteMn2+SiO3
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu AikinitePbCuBiS3
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
ZnZinc
Zn Sphalerite (var: Cleiophane)ZnS
Zn SphaleriteZnS
AsArsenic
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
PbLead
Pb CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Pb GalenaPbS
Pb AikinitePbCuBiS3
BiBismuth
Bi CosalitePb2Bi2S5
Bi AikinitePbCuBiS3

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Permian - Late Carboniferous
251.902 - 323.2 Ma



ID: 3131359
Arda-1, Kesebir and Biala reka units

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 323.2 Ma)

Description: high grade metamorphic

Lithology: Major:{gneiss}, Minor{migmatite/anatexite,mica schist,amphibolite}

Reference: Asch, K. The 1:5M International Geological Map of Europe and Adjacent Areas: Development and Implementation of a GIS-enabled Concept. Geologisches Jahrbuch, SA 3. [147]

Mesoproterozoic - Paleoproterozoic
1000 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3189823
Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1000 - 2500 Ma)

Lithology: Medium-high grade unclassified metamorphic rock

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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