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Bulgarien / Sofia, Oblast / Chelopech

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45 km O von Sofia .


Gold-Kupfer-Vererzung. Epithermale hoch-sulfidische Gold-Enargit-Lagerstätte im Panagyurishte-Metall-Distrikt. Srednogorie Zone, Alpiner-Carpatischer-Balkan-Metallogener Gürtel.

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Chelopech, Sofia, BG
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Detailed Description

Chelopech ist die größte und reichste Kupfer-Gold-Pyrit Lagerstätte in Europa.

Minerals (Count: 95)

Rocks (Count: 1)

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature


  • Terziev (1966). Kostovit. Amer. Min. 51, 29. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Terziev (1971). Hemusit. Amer. Min. 56, 1847.
  • Kostovit. Transactions (Doklady) of the USSR Acad. Sciences, Earth Science. Sections 247 (1979), 171. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Spiridonov, E.M., Badalov, A.S. 6 Kovachev, V.V. (1992). Stibiocolusite, Cu26V2(Sb,Sn,As)6S32, a new mineral. Doklady Akademii Nauk SSSR, 324, 2, S.411-14. (Typ-Publ.)
  • Marazova, N., V. Breskovska (1993): Mineral succession in Chelopech deposit. Ann. Univ. Sofia, Geol. Geogr. Fac., 86, I, Geologie 135-44.
  • Georgieva, S., Velinova, N., Petrunov, R., Moritz, R. & Chambefort, I. (2002). Aluminium phosphate-sulphate minerals in the Chelopech Cu-Au deposit: Spatial and temporal development, chemistry and genetic significance. Geochem., Miner. Petrol. (Bulg. J.l), 39, 39-51.
  • Moritz, R., Kouzmanov, K. & Petrunov, R. (2004): Late Cretaceous Cu–Au epithermal deposits of the Panagyurishte district, Srednogorie zone, Bulgaria. Swiss Bull. Miner. Petr., 84, 79-99.
  • Chambefort, I. & Moritz, R. (2006). Late Cretaceous structural control and Alpine overprint of the high-sulphidation Cu-Au epithermal Chelopech deposit, Srednogorie belt, Bulgaria. Min. Depos., 41, 259-80.
  • Chambefort, I., Moritz, R. & Von Quadt, A. (2007). Petrology, geochemistry and U-Pb geochronology of magmatic rocks from the high-sulphidation epithermal Chelopech deposit, Srednogorie zone, Bulgaria. Min. Depos., 42, in press.
  • Chambefort, I., and Moritz, R. (2007): Late Cretaceous structural control and Alpine overprint of the high-sulfidation Cu–Au epithermal Chelopech deposit, Srednogorie belt, Bulgaria. Min. Depos. 42, 665-90.