Chelopech Gold-Kupfer Mine


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Bulgarien / Sofia, Oblast / Chelopech / Chelopech Gold-Kupfer Mine


Hochsulfidische, epithermale Au-Cu-Lagerstätte.

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Chelopech Gold-Kupfer Mine

Chelopech Gold-Kupfer Mine

WGS 84: 
Lat.: 42.6751443° N, 
Long: 24.0800662° E
WGS 84: 
Lat.: 42° 40' 30.52" N,
   Long: 24° 4' 48.238" E
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⚒ Chelopech Gold-Kupfer, Chelopech, Sofia, BG
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Dundee Precious Metals läßt die angereicherten Flotations- Konzentrate mit der Bahn zum Verladehafen Burgas fahren.Von dort werden sie nach Namibia (!) zur weiteren Behandlung verschifft.

Minerals (Count: 83)

Rocks (Count: 1)

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Reference- and Source indication, Literature


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  • Terziev, G.I. (1966). Kostovit. Amer. Min. 51, 29.
  • Terziev, G.I. (1971). Hemusit. Amer. Min. 56, 1847.
  • Kostovit. Transactions (Doklady) of the USSR Acad. Sciences, Earth Science. Sections 247 (1979), 171.
  • 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, Geol. 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. Geoch., Min. Petrol. (Bulg. J.), 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. Min. Petrol., 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., 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.
  • 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,
  • Nenasheva, S.N. (2009). Some Peculiarities of Mineralogy of the Deposits of Central Part of Structural-Metallogenic Zone Sredna-Gora, Bulgaria. New Data on Minerals, 44, 24-33.
  • Georgieva, S. & Velinova, N. (2012). Alunite from the advanced argillic alterations in the Chelopech high-sulphidation epithermal Cu-Au deposit, Bulgaria: Chemistry, morphology and genetic significance. Geoch., Min. Petrol. 49, 17-31.
  • Ilinca, G. (2012). Upper Cretaceous contact metamorphism and related mineralization in Romania. Acta Min.-Petrogr., Abstr. Ser., Szeged, Vol.7.