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

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 56' 20'' North , 25° 22' 4'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 41.939, 25.368
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.

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- Kunov, A. (1996): Cacoxenite, corkite, hinsdalite and plumbogummite in the Chala deposit, Eastern Rhodopes. Geokhimiya, Mineralogiya i Petrologiya 31, 61-64.
- 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.

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