KCM smelter slag locality, Plovdiv, Plovdiv Oblast, Bulgaria
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|Location is approximate, estimate based on other nearby localities.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||42° North , 24° East (est.)|
|Margin of Error:||~9km|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfa : Humid subtropical climate|
Phases formed on waste heaps of the KCM non-ferrous metal smelter (Pb-Zn smelter) south of Plovdiv (close to Plovdiv airport).
Parts of the dumps have self-ignited (burning coke), forming slag-like rocks.
16 valid minerals.
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Atanassova, R. & Kerestedjian, T. (2009): Efflorescent minerals from the metallurgical waste heaps of the KCM non-ferrous metal smelter, Plovdiv, Bulgaria. Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 47, 51-63. [ http://www.geology.bas.bg/mineralogy/gmp_files/gmp47/atanassova.pdf ]