BG - Bulgaria

BG1 - Gold, copper mining and geoarcheology in Central Bulgaria

Practical information:

  • Duration: 4 days (+travel (flight) to Sofia on late evening 27.08.2010)
  • Post-conference: 28.08.2010 Sofia (BG) - 31.08.2010 Sofia (BG)
  • Length: 700 km (excluding flight)
  • Min. number of participants: 3
  • Max. number of participants:20
  • Field trip registration fee
    • Student/young scientist: EUR 70
    • Normal: EUR 150
  • Accommodation and meals cost: EUR 150

Leaders: Veselin Kovachev (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski",, Strashimir Strashimirov (University of Mining and Geology, Sofia), Kalin Dimitrov (Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski")

Scientific focus (keywords): high-sulphidation epithermal gold-copper deposits; porphyry copper and molybdenum deposits; ore mineralogy; early copper metallurgy; early gold metallurgy; mineralogical exhibitions; ancient building stones; Thracian culture; ancient monuments; traditional architecture of Bulgaria; viticulture / viniculture

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Photo: Plovdiv, ruins of Philippopolis, capital of a column (BG)
Plovdiv, ruins of Philippopolis, capital of a column (BG)