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Elatsite Mine (Elacite Mine), Zlatitsa, Zlatitsa Obshtina, Sofiya Oblast (Sofia Oblast), Bulgaria

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 42° 45' North , 24° 2' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): 42.75, 24.0333333333
Porphyry copper deposit.
Mineral assemblages have homogenization temperatures between 576-​330° and 250-​140° based on fluid inclusions in quartz.

Located about 8 km NW of the Chelopech Mine.

Mineral List

77 entries listed. 65 valid minerals.

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- Bogdanov, B.D. (1983): Porphyry copper deposits of Bulgaria. International Geology Review 25(2), 178–188.
- Strashimirov, S. & Kovachev, V. (1992): Temperatures of ore formation of copper deposits from the Srednogorie zone based on fluid inclusion studies of minerals. Spisanie na Bulgarskoto Geologichesko Druzhestvo 53(2), 1-12 (in Bulgarian).
- Petrunov, R., Dragov, P., Ignatov, G., Neykov, H., Iliev, T., Vasileva, N., and Tsatsov, V. (1992): Hydrothermal PGE-mineralization in the Elacite porphyry copper deposit (Sredna Gora metallogenic zone, Bulgaria). Comptes Rendus of Bulgarian Academy of Science 45(4), 37–40.
- Strashimirov, S., Petrunov, R., and Kanazirski, M. (2002): Porphyry-copper mineralisation in the central Srednogorie zone, Bulgaria. Mineralium Deposita 37, 587-598.
- Tarkian, M., Hünken, U., Tokmakchieva, M., and Bogdanov, K. (2003): Precious-metal distribution and fluid-inclusion petrography of the Elatsite porphyry copper deposit, Bulgaria. Mineralium Deposita 38, 261–281.
- Herrington, R.J., First, D.M., and Kozelj, D. (2003): Copper porphyry deposits in Hungary, Serbia, Macedonia, Romania and Bulgaria. In: Kelly, J.G., et al. (eds.): Europe’s major base metal deposits. Irish Association for Economic Geology, pp. 303–321.
- K. Bogdanov, A. Filipov, R. Kehayov (2005): Au-Ag-Te-Se minerals in the Elatsite porphyry-copper deposit, Bulgaria. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 43, 13-19.
- Von Quadt, A., Peytcheva, I., Fanger, L., and Heinrich, C. (2005): The Elatsite porphyry Cu-Au deposit, Bulgaria. Ore Geology Reviews 27, 128–129.
- Singer, D.A., Berger, V.I., and Moring, B.C. (2008): Porphyry copper deposits of the world: Database and grade and tonnage models, 2008. US Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1155.
- Georgiev, Georgi (2008): A genetic model of the Elatsite porphyry copper deposit, Bulgaria. GEOCHEMISTRY, MINERALOGY AND PETROLOGY 46, 143-160.

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