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Iliya Dimitrov

(MSc, mineralogist)
phone: (+359 87) 7089044; (+359 2) 9885116 (ext. 621); e-mail:

Born: 2 July 1972, Chepelare.
Education: Sofia University ‘St. Kliment Ohridski’ (1997).
Speciality: mineralogy.

Research interests

Research of mineralogical composition and thermodynamic conditions for formation of Alps type mineralisation. History and cataloguing of the mineralogical collection.

Current projects

Enriching and investigation of funds and constructing and reconstructing of the expositions of natural subjects in National Museum of Natural History
Composition, distribution and characterisation of pegmatite minerals, skarns and hydrothermal deposits in Bulgaria


Kostov-Kytin, V., Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., Nikolova, R., 2020. New investigations on the columbite from Vishteritsa locality, Western Rhodopes. — Comptes rendus de l’Acade ́mie bulgare des Sciences, 73 (5): 657—665. [PDF]

Collings, D., Savov, I., Maneiro, K., Baxter, E., Harvey, J., Dimitrov, I., 2016. Late Cretaceous UHP metamorphism recorded in kyanite—garnet schists from the Central Rhodope Mountains, Bulgaria. — Lithos, 246—247: 165—181. doi:10.1016/j.lithos.2016.01.002

Metodiev, L., Koleva-Rekalova, E., Ivanova, D., Dochev, D., Velev, S., Dimitrov, I., 2014. Middle Jurassic fossil and depositional record from the area of the Zimevitsa Plateau (West Bulgaria). — Bulgarian geological society, National Conference with international participation 'GEOSCIENCES 2014': 65—66. [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., Dimitrov, I., Glushkov, K., Metodiev, L., 2009. A wonderful world of minerals — (minerals, mineral deposits and localities from the area of the town of Chepelare, The Central Rhodopes, Bulgaria). — IV International symposium ‘Mineral diversity research and preservation’ 12—15 Oct 2007. Working Papers, Earth and Men Foundation, Sofia, рp. 229—233.

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.

Петрусенко, С., Каров, Ч., Димитров, И., 2008. Минераложката експозиция на Националния природонаучен музей при Българска академия на науките. — Сп. БГД, 69 (1—3): 97—100. [PDF]

Karov, Ch., Dimitrov, I., 2006. A catalogue of the mineral species in the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia (part 3) — Borates; Phosphates, Arsenates and Vanadates; Wolframates and Molybdates; Sulphates, Selenites and Tellurites; Chromates; Carbonates; Nitrates and Iodates; Organic minerals. — Historia naturalis bulgarica, 17: 5—26. [PDF] doi:10.5281/zenodo.4043236

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. [PDF] doi:10.5281/zenodo.4043140

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.