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Chavdar Karov

(Assistant, MSc)
phone: (+359 87) 7089044; (+359 2) 9885115 (ext. 621); e-mail:

Born: 11 February 1963, Shumen.
Education: University of Mining and Geology (1988).
Speciality: mineralogy.

Research interests


Special sciences interests closely connected with investigate of mineralogical and geochemical characterisation of pegmatite and aplit-pegmatite vain especially in non-granit-Ca-alcal plutons as well skarn and hydrotermal minerals. History of mineral collections.

Current projects


Enrich and investigation of funds and constructing and reconstructing of exposition from subject on nature in National Museum of Natural History
Composition, distribution and characteristic of pegmatite minerals, skarn and hydrotermal deposits in Bulgaria
Mineralogy of pegmatite from Vitosha pluton - dissertation work in project of development

Most recent publications


Каров, Ч., Петрусенко, С., 2012. Авторски минераложки образци от фондовете на Националния природонаучен музей при Българската академия на науките, използвани в научни публикации. — Сп. БГД, 73: 143—151. [PDF]

Petrussenko, S., Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., 2009. The mineralogical exhibition of the National Museum of Natural History in Sofia (Bulgaria) —120 years of its establishment. — ProGEO NEWSLETTER, 3: 5—7.

Petrussenko, S., Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., 2008. The mineralogical exposition of the National Museum of Natural History — Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. — Mineralogical Museums. Saint-Petersburg, pp. 91—92.

Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., 2004. A catalogue of the mineral species in National Museum of Natural History (Sofia) — (part 2) — (Silicates). — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 16: 7—45.

Petrussenko, S., Karov, Ch., 2003. The Vitosha minerals. — Minno Delo i Geologia Journal, 8: 23—27.

Karov, Ch., Petrussenko, S., 2002. Published authors’ specimens from the funds of the National Museum of Natural History — Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. — Second International Symposium, Mineral diversity — research and preservation. Abstracts. Earth and Man National Museum. Sofia. 2. 10.

Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., 2002. A catalogue of the mineral species in the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia. (Part 1). Native Elements, Sulphides and Sulphosalts, Oxides and Hydroxides, Halogenides. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 15: 5—29.

Karov, Ch., 2000. Mineral composition of pegmatite types in Vitosha pluton. — First International Symposium, Mineral diversity — research and preservation. Earth and Man National Museum. Sofia: 15.

Каров, Ч., Петрусенко, С., Генов, Ил., Стоянов, Д., 1997. Нови находки на пренит в България. — В: Юбилеен сборник ‘50 години специалност геология’ Университетско и-во ‘Св. Кл. Охридски’: 60—62.

Karov, Ch., Petrussenko, S., 1996. Prenite of two pegmatite localities from Bulgaria. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 7: 97—103.


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