DAMYANOV Zhelyazko

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Associate Professor, PhD

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Acad. G. Bonchev Str., Bl. 107 Sofia 1113 Bulgaria

Phone: 0888856211

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Place of birth: Zlatograd, Bulgaria 
Date of birth: December 11, 1959 
Nationality: Bulgarian


Education and Academic Degrees:

  • MSc in “Economic Geology”, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia (1980-1985)
  • PhD in “Mineralogy and Crystallography”, Institute of Applied Mineralogy (at present Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1993)
  • Associate Professor, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1998)
Professional Experience:
  • Director, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS (July 1, 2010 - present)
  • Director, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS (2007 - June 30, 2010)
  • Deputy Director, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS (2003-2007)
  • Associate Professor, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS (1998 - present)
  • Research Associate, Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography – BAS (1995-1998)
  • Research Associate, Institute of Applied Mineralogy - BAS (1988-1995)
  • Researcher, Institute of Applied Mineralogy - BAS (1985-1988)
Field of Research:
  • Ore Mineralogy, Sedimentary Hydrothermal Ore Formation, Ore Deposits Genesis and Modeling,
    Economic Geology, Metallogeny, Clay Minerals, Native Metals and Alloys, Technological Mineralogy
Major Basic Projects:
  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Kremikovtsi Siderite Ores
  • Comparative Mineralogical Study of Natural and Modified by Radiation Iron Ore Minerals
  • Mineralogy of Native Metals and Alloys from the Metalliferous Sediments of the Oceanic Rift Zones (East Pacific Rise and Mid-Atlantic Ridge)
  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry of Fe-Mn Nodules from the Clarion-Clipperton Zone, Pacific Ocean
  • Sedimentary Hydrothermal Ore-forming Processes in the Kremikovtsi Deposit
  • Genetic Model of Barite Ore Formation in the Kremikovtsi Deposit
  • Comparative Characteristics of Polymetallic Sedimentary Hydrothermal Deposits in Carbonate Rocks
  • Clay Minerals as Indicators of Sedimentary Hydrothermal Ore Formation
Major Applied Projects:
  • Mineralogy of the Kremikovtsi Primary Ores and Their Mineral Processing Products
  • Mineralogical Assessment of the Ores Feeding the Kurdzhali Processing Plant and Their Processing Products
  • Mineralogical Assessment of the Ores Feeding the Luki Processing Plant and Their Processing Products
Education and Training:
  • Supervisor of MSc student in “Economic Geology” S. Popov, University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski” (1994)
  • Supervisor of PhD student in “Mineralogy and Crystallography” M. Dimova, PhD Thesis “Mineralogy of barite from the Kremikovtsi deposit” (2003-2006), CLMC-BAS
  • Lectures on Ore Deposits Modeling for the students from the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, Program “Applied Mineralogy”

Membership:

  • Society of Economic Geologists (since 1996)

  • Bulgarian Geological Society (since 1983)

  • Bulgarian Mineralogical Society (since 1990)

  • Union of Scientists in Bulgaria (since 1994)

  • Editorial Board of the Journal “Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology”, BAS (since 2003)

     


     

    • § Damyanov, Z. 1992. New data on the siderite from Kremikovtsi deposit. - Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 45, 9, 65-68.
    • § Zidarov, N., Z. Damyanov, B. Zidarova. 1992. Typifying and distribution of oxidized siderite ores in the Kremikovtsi deposit. - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 53, 3, 19-32 (in Bulgarian with English abstract).
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1993. Mineralogy and genesis of the siderite ores from the Kremikovtsi deposit. PhD Thesis, Sofia, BAS, 310 pp. (in Bulgarian)
    • § Tronkov, D., Z. Damyanov. 1993. Triassic fossil remains in the siderite ore of the Kremikovci iron-ore deposit. - Geologica Balc., 23, 5, 34.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1994. Genetic importance of quartz morphology in the siderite ore from the Kremikovtsi carbonate-hosted iron-barite-polymetallic deposit. - Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 47, 3, 55-58.
    • § Damyanov, Z., L. Ratiev. 1994. Mineralogical-genetic types of siderite from Kremikovci deposit. - Geologica Balc., 24, 2, 71-82.
    • § Todorova, Z., Z. Damyanov. 1994. Morphology, internal texture and chemical composition of spinel-group minerals from Novoseltsi placer deposit. - Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 47, 3, 51-54.
    • § Tsintsov, Z., Z. Damyanov. 1994. Sperrylite from StrumaRiver alluvial placers, Blagoevgrad graben, SW Bulgaria. - N. Jb. Miner. Mh., H. 11, 518-528.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1995. Zoning of the Kremikovtsi marble onyx. - Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 48, 3, 33-36.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1995. Decorative calcite from the Kremikovtsi deposit. Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 56, 2, 19-34 (in Bulgarian with English abstract).
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1995. Triassic metallogenesis in the West Balkan. - Compt. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 48, 11-12, 75-78.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1996. Genetic model of primary ore formation in the Kremikovtsi carbonate-hosted submarine exhalative iron(+Mn)-barite(+base metals) deposit, West Balkan, Bulgaria. - In: Plate tectonic aspects of the Alpine metallogeny in the Carpatho-Balkan region, Vol. 1, 39-45.
    • § Damyanov, Z., S. Bakardjiev, P. Popov. 1996. Mineralogy, geology and genesis of the Kremikovtsi carbonate-hosted submarine exhalative iron(+Mn)-barite(+base metals) deposit, West Balkan, Bulgaria. - In: Plate tectonic aspects of the Alpine metallogeny in the Carpatho-Balkan region, Vol. 1, 29-37.
    • § Dekov, V., Z. Damyanov, E. Mandova. 1996. Native tin and tin alloys from axial metalliferous sediments of an ultra-fast spreading centre: East Pacific Rise, 21oS survey area. - N. Jb. Miner. Mh., H. 9, 385-405.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1996. Genesis of the Kremikovtsi deposit and metallogenic perspectives of the Sredec iron ore region. - Geologica Balc., 26, 4, 3-24.
    • § Dekov, V., Z. Damyanov. 1997. Native silver-copper alloy in metalliferous sediments from the East Pacific Rise axial zone (20o30'-22o10'). - Oceanologica Acta, 20, 3, 501-512.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 1998. Ore petrology, whole-rock chemistry and zoning of the Kremikovtsi carbonate-hosted sedimentary exhalative iron(+Mn)-barite-sulfide deposit, Western Balkan, Bulgaria. - N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 174, 1, 1-42.
    • § Damyanov, Z., V. Dekov, A. Lisitsyn, Y. Bogdanov, G. Aidanliiski, V. Dimov. 1998. Mineralogical features of the near sulfide mound sediments: MIR zone, TAG hydrothermal field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 26oN). - N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 174, 1, 43-78.
    • § Dekov, V., Z. Damyanov, G. Kamenov, I. Bonev, K. Bogdanov. 1999. Native copper and a-copper-zinc in sediments from the TAG hydrothermal field (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 26oN): nature and origin. - Marine Geology, 161, 2-4, 229-245.
    • § Damyanov, Z., M. Vassileva. 2001. Authigenic phyllosilicates in the Middle Triassic Kremikovtsi sedimentary exhalative siderite iron formation, Western Balkan, Bulgaria. - Clays and Clay Minerals, 49, 6, 559-585.
    • § Dekov, V., Z. Damyanov, G. Kamenov, I. Bonev, I. Rajta, G. Grime. 2001. Sorosite (h-Cu6Sn5)-bearing native tin and lead assemblage from the Mir zone (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 26oN). – Oceanologica Acta, 24, 3, 205-220.
    • § Damyanov, Z., M. Vassileva, J. Kortenski, A. Sotirov. 2001. Petrology of organic matter in the Kremikovtsi siderite iron formation, West Balkan, Bulgaria. In: Eighteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Organic Petrology, Ext. Abstracts, Vol. 18, 36-40.
    • § Vassileva, M., Z. Damyanov, V. Atanassov. 2002. Dolomite-group ferroan carbonates from Kremikovtsi deposit. – Annual of the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, 45, part I, Geology, 77-82.
    • § Vassileva, M., S. Dobrev, Z. Damyanov. 2003. Comparative characteristics of endogenic kutnahorite from Ribnitsa deposit and exogenic kutnahorite from Kremikovtsi deposit. Annual of the University of Mining and Geology “St. Ivan Rilski”, 46,  Part I, Geology and Geophysics, 189-194.
    • § Hristov, V., I. Kairakov, I. Donchev, Z. Damyanov. 2003. Innovation of the technology and scheme of benefication of Kremikovtsi ore for improving the production of barite and iron concentrates. - In: Proc. of X Balkan Congress „Mineral Processing in the 21th century”, Varna, 646-651.
    • § Damyanov, Z. 2005. Paleohydrothermal ore-forming system of the Kremikovtsi complex ore deposit – genetic indicators and practical consequences. – In: Jubilee volume “Ten years of Central Laboratory of Mineralogy and Crystallography “Acad. I. Kostov”, Acad. Publishing House “Marin Drinov”, BAS, Sofia, 77-88 (in Bulgarian). 
    • § Zidarov, N., O. Petrov, M. Tarassov, Z. Damyanov, E. Tarassova, V. Petkova, Y. Kalvachev, Z. Zlatev. 2009. Mn-rich norsethite from Kremikovtsi ore deposit, Bulgaria. - N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 186, 3, 321-331.