Chala Mine, Spachievo ore field (Spahievo ore field), Mineralni Bani Obshtina, Haskovo Oblast (Khaskovo Oblast), Bulgaria
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||41° 56' 20'' North , 25° 22' 4'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||41.93900,25.36800|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
|Name(s) in local language(s):||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.
38 valid minerals.
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.
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23.03 - 66 Ma
|Paleogene sedimentary rocks|
- 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.
Dobrev, S., Strashimirov, S., Vassileva, M., & Dragiev, H. (2002). Silver and silver-bearing phases from Chala and Pcheloiad deposits (Eastern Rhodopes) and Eniovche deposit (Central Rhodopes). Univ Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” Annual, 1-6.