Институт по минералогия и кристалография
"Акад. Иван Костов"



Доц. д-р Евгения Тарасова

Assoc. Professor Eugenia Tarassova, PhD

Институт по минералогия и кристалография "Акад. Иван Костов" - Българска академия на науките
Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography "Acad. Ivan Kostov" - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences

Place of birth: Sofia, Bulgaria
Nationality: Bulgarian


1973-1978 – High Education: University of Mining and Geology, Department of Geology, Sofia, Bulgaria

1980-1984 – Post-graduate student, University of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Thesis title: “Mineralogical and geochemical investigation of Martinovo iron deposit, Bulgaria”

1985 – PhD degree “Mineralogy and Geochemistry”


Since 2002 – Associated Professor, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Acad. Ivan Kostov ", Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMC-BAS)


Indicative properties of minerals; weathering processes; REE-Th-U accessory minerals; Nb-Ta-Ti-U-REE minerals; minerals and mineral carriers of W and Fe in ores, soils and sediments; archaeomineralogy


Bulgarian Geological Society (BGS)

European Association of Geochemistry (EAG)


1. Tarassov, M., N. Lihareva, E. Tarassova, E. Tacheva, M. Stavrev. 2023. Fractionation of W in the topsoil of a meadow soil above the oxidation zone of the W deposit: results of sequential extraction and LA-ICP-MS analysis of soil from the Grantcharitsa deposit, Bulgaria. - Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 84, 3, 257–260; https://doi.org/10.52215/rev.bgs.2023.84.3.257

2. Tarassova, E., M. Tarassov. 2023. Comparative characteristics of ancient red pigments used to decorate Thracian sacred sites (4th–3rd centuries BC). - Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 84, 2, 63–67; https://doi.org/10.52215/rev.bgs.2023.84.2.63 .;

3. Tarassov, M., E. Tarassova, M. Stavrev, E. Tacheva. 2022. Distribution and origin of columbite and (Y,REE,U,Th)-(Nb,Ta,Ti) oxide minerals in alluvial soils and river sediments in the area of the Grantcharitsa tungsten deposit, Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria. – Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 83, 3, 43-46, ISSN:0007-3938, https://doi.org/10.52215/rev.bgs.2022.83.3.43  

4. Benderev, A., M. Trayanova, M. Tarassov, E. Tarassova. 2022. Conditions and processes of precipitation of iron compounds upon discharge of high-mineralized artesian water from artesian borehole R-30, Staro Oryahovo, Bulgaria.. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 44, 7, 2235-2251, Springer, 2022, ISSN:1573-2983 (electronic), https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-021-01107-6 

5. Tarassov, М., E. Tarassova, M. Stavrev, A. Benderev, E. Tacheva. 2021. Modes of occurrence of tungsten in alluvial soils and river sediments in the area of the Grantcharitsa tungsten deposit, Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria. - Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 82, 3, 31-33 ISSN:0007-3938, https://doi.org/10.52215/rev.bgs.2021.82.3.31    

6. Tarassov, M., E. Tarassova, R. Nikolova, R. Titorenkova, К. Chapevov, Zh. Janakieva. 2020. Libethenite from the Sarneshko kladenche copper-polymetallic deposit, Eastern Srednogorie, Bulgaria. -  Comp. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 73, 12, 1703-1710 (ISSN 1310-1331) https://doi.org/10.7546/CRABS.2020.12.10 

7. Tarassov, M.P., E.D. Tarassova. 2018. Structural and chemical evolution of mineral forms of tungsten in the oxidation zone of the Grantcharitza deposit (Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria). - Bul. Chem. Commun., Volume 50, Special Issue J, pp. 270–280. 

8. Tarassov, M., E. Anastasova, E. Tarassova. 2017. Electron backscatter diffraction study of partially altered monazite from the Igralishte pluton (SW Bulgaria). - Comp. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 70, 10, 1421-1428, (ISSN 1310-1331)

9. Lyalina, L.M., D.R. Zozulya, Ye.E. Savchenko, M.P. Tarasov, E.A. Selivanova, E. Tarasova. 2014. Fluorbritholite-(Y) and Yttrialite-(Y) from Silexites of the Keivy Alkali Granites, Kola Peninsula. 2014. – Geology of Ore Deposits, 56, 7, 589-602; https://doi.org/10.1134/S1075701514070095  

10. Tarassov, M., E. Tarassova, E. Tacheva, I. Peytcheva, R. Nedialkov. 2013. Contrasting response of accessory ilmenite and magnetite to magma mixing and postmagmatic alteration in Petrohan pluton, Western Balkan, Bulgaria. – Comp. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 66, 8, 1151-1158 (ISSN 1310-1331).

11. Tarassova, E., M. Tarassov. 2012. First finds of pyrophanite and ferroan pyrophanite in Bulgaria as accessory minerals in the UpperCretaceous Granitovo-Chernozem pluton. - Comp. rend. Acad. bulg. Sci., 64, 1, 67-74 (ISSN 1310-1331)

12. Peytcheva, I., A. von Quadt, M. Tarassov, N. Zidarov, E. Tarassova, V. Andreichev. 2009. Timing and magma sources of Igralishte pluton in Ograzhden Mountain, SW Bulgaria: implications for the Permian-Triassic tectono-magmatic evolution of the region. - Geologica Balcanica, 38, 1-3, 5-14 ISSN: 0324-0894; https://doi.org/10.52321/GeolBalc.38.1-3.5  

13. Zidarov, N., O. Petrov, M. Tarassov, Zhl. Damyanov, E. Tarassova, V. Petkova, Y. Kalvachev, Zl. Zlatev. 2009. Mn-rich norsethite from Kremikovtsi ore deposit. -  N. J. fur Miner. Mh, 186, 3, 321-331; https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7757/2009/0152 . 

14. Tarassova, E., M. Tarassov, A. von Quadt, I. Peytcheva. 2008. Mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of the Igralishte pluton, Southwestern Bulgaria. - Geologica Macedonica, 2, Special issue, 317-322

15. Zidarov N., E. Tarassova, I. Peycheva, A. von Quadt, V. Andreichev, R. Titorenkova. 2007. Petrology, geochemistry and age dating of Skrut granitoids – new evidence for Lower Triassic magmatism in Belasitsa Mountain (SW Bulgaria). - Geologica Balcanica, 36, 1-2, 17-30

16. Tarassov, M.P., E.D Tarassova, L.L. Konstantinov. 2004. Sol-gel preparation and characterization of amorphous and crystalline WO3.xFe2O3.nH2O phases. – Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, 4, 92-94. 

17. Tarassov, M., B. Mihailova, E. Tarassova, L. Konstantinov, L. 2002. Chemical composition and vibrational spectra of tungsten-bearing goethite and hematite from Western Rhodopes, Bulgaria. – European Journal of Mineralogy, 14, 977-986; https://doi.org/10.1127/0935-1221/2002/0014-0977 . 

18. Tarassova, Е., N. Zidarov, N. Khaltakova. 2001. I-type granitoids from the Belassitsa Mountain, SW Bulgaria. - Geochim. Miner. Petrol., 38, 79-88. (ISSN 0324-1718)

19. Kamenov B., E. Tarassova, R. Nedialkov, B. Amov, P. Monchev, B. Mavroudchiev. 2000. New radiometric date from Late Cretaceous pluton in Eastern Srednogorie area, Bulgaria. - Geochim. Miner. Petrol., 37, 5-24 (ISSN 0324-1718).

20. Tarassova, E., M. Tarassov, Yu. Hristova. 1996. Hydrothermal metasomatic formations associated with the Polski Gradets pluton, Eastern Srednogorie. - Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 57, 2, 69-75 (ISSN 0007-3938)

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