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Baryte, Bulgaria

Posted by Rock Currier  
Rock Currier May 08, 2009 01:21PM
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Can you help make this a better article? What good localities have we missed? Can you supply pictures of better specimens than those we show here? Can you give us more and better information about the specimens from these localities? Can you supply better geological or historical information on these localities?

Baryte, BulgariaBaSO4 Orthorhombic
Here will go a good picture of a Baryte from Bulgaria and general remarks about the Baryte from this country. Here are some url's to some of the better Bulgarian Baryte specimens here on Mindat that can be considered for inclusion in the article. These, in most cases are just for temporary use until we can get images of the much better specimens that are almost certainly out there. We should also consider that there are probably localities out there with fine specimens that are not even mentioned on Mindat. Also in some instances there are sometimes pictures on Mindat, of specimens from a locality, but they were so ratty that I did not include them here, but there may also be really good specimens from there that we should talk about in this article.

Karaaliev dol deposit, Angel Yanakiev Mine, Madan ore field, Rhodope Mts, Smolyan Oblast, Bulgaria

Kremikovtsi, Sofiya (Sofia) Oblast, Bulgaria

Here are some notes about Bulgarian Baryte that someone may find useful when writing this article.

Madan Orefield. “Barite, the principal sulfate minerals in the veins is of limited distribution. The milky, grayish white to yellow-brown crystals are semi-opaque, and occur zonally associated with fine-grained quartz, pyrite, galena, calcite, kaolinite and other minerals.”1 The Madan Orefield is better known for its galena, sphalerite and other minerals. The mines in this district have been worked for base metals since the fifth or sixth centuries BC. See the interesting article sited below.
1. Mineralogical Record, Vol. 22, 1991, p.441.

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Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.

Edited 4 time(s). Last edit at 12/28/2012 08:35PM by Rock Currier.
Tomasz Praszkier June 09, 2012 12:36AM
the bast barytes from Madan area came from Zlotograd, Erma Reka, Androu mine.

"Spirifer" Geological Society
Rock Currier June 09, 2012 07:16AM
Thanks for the information. Would you like to do the article on Best Minerals, Baryte, Bulgaria also?

Rock Currier
Crystals not pistols.
Anton Ivanov June 10, 2012 02:46PM
Hi Rock,
The best barite samples from Bulgaria come from the deposit Spoluka, Spoluka mine. This deposit is situated just under the Madan downtown and is out of operation approximately 30 years, so these barite samples could be seen in the National museum "Earth and the man" in Sofia only.
Anton Ivanov June 10, 2012 02:58PM
Hi Tomasz,
Concerning to your post “Zlotograd, Erma Reka, Androu mine”, would like to refine the locality: instead your, I thing that correctly would be following: Madan ore field, Androy-Shumachevski dol deposit, Androu mine. (conserning to “Zlotograd” – the correct writing of the name of this town is Zlatograd).
Rock, Tomasc and Anton October 05, 2014 11:11AM
I am working as a Research Analyst in the Oil & Gas Domain at Beroe Inc. We provide Market Intelligence to a number of Fortune 500 companies. Currently, I am working on Barites in Eastern Europe.

Based on your experience and expertise in Europe, I will appreciate if you can answer few of my queries. It will help me immensely if you can provide me the following data for the following Eastern European countries: ARMENIA, BULGARIA, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA and SLOVAKIA

 Suppliers of Drilling Grade Barite
 Production (Metric Tons) of Barites in 2013
 Active Reserves & Mines of Barites in 2013

Thanks & Regards,
Rajesh Mohan Rana
Research Analyst – Oil & Gas
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