Институт по минералогия и кристалография
"Акад. Иван Костов"



Доц. д-р Ирина Маринова

Associate Professor Irina Marinova, 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: Kardzhali town
Date of birth: 6 May 1960
Nationality: Bulgarian


1978-1984 Higher education, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, graduated in Geology, emphasis on Geochemistry

1987-1990 Post-graduate student, Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Dept. of Mineralogy, Petrology, and Economic Geology; Thesis title: Mineralogy and Geochemistry of the Davidkovo Lead-Zinc Orefield, Central Rhodopes.

1994 – Doctor’s degree in Economic Geology


2009 - currently, Associated Professor in Mineralogy and Crystallography, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography “Acad. Ivan Kostov”, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IMC-BAS)


Mineralogy, Archaeomineralogy, Geoarchaeology; Mineral deposits; Epithermal gold

Geochemistry of minerals


1. Marinova I. 1992. Geological position and mineral composition of the Belevsko deposit vein rhodonite mineralization, Davidkovo Orefield. Ann. Sofia University, Fac. Geology and Geography, 83, Livre 1 – Geology, 139-159; in Bulgarian, abstract in English;  

2. Marinova I., B. Kolkovski. 1994. New data on the mineralization sequence and mineralogy of Davidkovo Orefield, Central Rhodopes. Ann. Sofia University, Fac. Geology and Geography, 84, Livre 1 – Geology, 301-343; in Bulgarian, abstract in English;


3. Marinova I., O.Vitov. 1997. Geochemical Evidence for the Existence of Collisional Boundary in the Bosnek – Gorna Dikanya – Dren Area, Western Srednogorie. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 50 (2), 59-62; http://www.proceedings.bas.bg/index_old.html

4. Kolkovski B., I. Marinova, V. Nikovski. 2001. New data about the composition and the genesis of strata-bound base metal mineralizations from Persenk Orefield, Central Rhodopes. Ann. Sofia University, Fac. Geology and Geography, 91, Livre 1 – Geology, 171-192; in Bulgarian, abstract in English;


5. Marinova I., A. Tzetkov, O. Malinov, I. Kalinova. 2003. Geology and gold mineralizations of Lensko and Bely dol occurrences, Eastern Rhodopes, SE Bulgaria. – “UNIVERSITARIA ROPET 2003”, 16-18 Oct. 2003, Petrosani, Romania, Proceedings Book, 33-38; ISBN 973-8260-37-X;


6. Vitov, O., I. Marinova. 2005. Distribution of cinnabar (HgS) in alluvial sediments in Bulgaria. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 58 (11), 1287-1292; 


7. Marinova I. 2006. Replacement textures from the electrum-bearing, layer-like pervasive silicification in the low sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 59 (9), 945-948; http://www.proceedings.bas.bg/index_old.html

8. Marinova I. 2006. Open-space filling textures from the electrum-bearing, layer-like pervasive silicification in the low sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 59 (10), 1027-1030; http://www.proceedings.bas.bg/index_old.html

9. Marinova I. 2006. Brecciation textures from the electrum-bearing, layer-like pervasive silicification in the low sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 59 (11), 1163-1166; http://www.proceedings.bas.bg/index_old.html

10. Marinova I. 2007. Morphometry of electrum from layer-like pervasive silicification in Stenata outcrop, low-sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 60 (9), 983-990; http://www.proceedings.bas.bg/index_old.html;


11. Marinova I., P. Nenova. 2008. Petrography and geological setting of a Thracian rock-hewn sanctuary to the South of the village of Raven, Momchilgrad district, Eastern Rhodopes. Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy (ed. R. I. Kostov), Publ. House “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, 193-200; ISBN 978-954-353-085-4; 


12. Stoyanova R., O. Vitov, I. Marinova. 2008. Study of the composition of a stone tobacco pipe from the archaeological reserve “Pautalia-Velbuzhd-Kyustendil”, Bulgaria. Geoarchaeology and Archaeomineralogy (ed. R. I. Kostov), Publ. House “St. Ivan Rilski”, Sofia, 141-146; ISBN 978-954-353-085-4;


13. Marinova I., Ganev V., Titorenkova R. 2014. Colloidal origin of colloform-banded textures in the Paleogene low-sulfidation Khan Krum gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Mineralium Deposita, 49 (1), 49-74, ISSN: 0026-4598, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00126-013-0473-4.

14. Palinkaš L., Z. Damyanov, S. Šoštarić, S. Palinkaš, I. Marinova. 2016. Divergent drift of Adriatic-Dinaridic and Moesian carbonate platforms during the rifting phase witnessed by triassic MVT Pb-Zn and SEDEX deposits; a metallogenic approach. Geologia Croatica, 69 (1), 75-78; http://www.geologia-croatica.hr/ojs/index.php/GC

15. Marinova I. and Z. Damyanov. 2016. Plate tectonic aspects of the Triassic carbonate-hosted stratiform-stratabound base-metal deposits in the Western Balkan, NW Bulgaria. Geologia Croatica, 69 (1), 65-73; http://www.geologia-croatica.hr/ojs/index.php/GC

16. Marinova I. 2017. Particular Distribution of Electrum Enrichments along Sinusoidal-Walled Veinlets and Geological Implications: A Case Study from the Eocene Low-Sulfidation Khan Krum Deposit, SE Bulgaria. Horizons in Earth Sci. Research, 16, 121-155, Nova Sci. Publ., ISBN 978-1-53611-852-0;



17. Marinova I., E. Tacheva. 2018. Boiling assemblages in the Kupel occurrence, Krumovgrad goldfield, SE Bulgaria. Proceed. the 1st International Electronic Conference on Mineral Science; 16-31 July 2018, MDPI: Basel, Switzerland, Scopus; DOI: 10.3390/IECMS2018-05454; https://sciforum.net/paper/view/5454

18. Marinova I., P. Ivanova, E. Tacheva, O. Vitov. 2019. Mineral composition and rock provenance of a prehistoric stone axe head from the surroundings of Nevestino village, Kyustendil District, SW Bulgaria. Archaeolog. and Anthropolog. Sci., 11 (6), 2929-2936; Q1=75.20% Scopus, ISNN 1866-9565; https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-018-0725-4; https://www.researchgate.net/publication/328030263_Mineral_composition_and_rockprovenance_of_a_prehistoric_stone_axe_head_from_the_surroundings_of_Nevestinovillage_Kyustendil_District_SW_Bulgaria

19. Marinova I. 2019. Bladed texture and exploration implications. A case study from the Kuklitsa deposit, Krumovgrad goldfield, SE Bulgaria. Geology of ore deposits, 61(2), 185-197; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1134/S1075701519020028;


20. Gadzhalov A., I. Marinova. 2021. Styles of epithermal mineralization in the Surnak deposit, Kroumovgrad goldfield, SE Bulgaria. Data from surface outcrops. Geologica Macedonica, 5, 179-189;


21. Gadzhalov A., I. Marinova, M. Tarassov, E. Tacheva. 2022. Coupled and uncoupled to δ34S behavior of gold and silver in pyrite and marcasite from the low-sulfidation Sarnak gold deposit, SE Bulgaria. Review the Bulg. Geol. Soc., 83 (3), 185–188; https://doi.org/10.52215/rev.bgs.2022.83.3.185

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