Ivan KOSTOV, DIC, FGS, ARSM.

1913-2004

 

Curriculum Vitae

 

Born 24.12.1913 in Plovdiv. Graduate of Sofia University (1936). Specialized in Royal Scholl of Mines, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London (1940-1945).

Professor of mineralogy and crystallography (University of Sofia), member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the German Academy ‘Leopoldina’ and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Honorary member of the Mineralogical Society, the Geological Society and the Geologists' Association of the United Kingdom, of the Russian Mineralogical Society and the Ukrainian Mineralogical Society. Past President of IMA and Past Vice-President of IAGOD, as well as IGCP expert at UNESCO. Former director of the National Natural History Museum in Sofia and of the Geological Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. Honorary President of the Bulgarian Mineralogical Society. Author of textbooks on mineralogy and crystallography, as well as of over 260 publications.

 

Main fields of interest: mineralogy (general mineralogy – classification of minerals; regional mineralogy), crystallography (morphology and crystal growth), mineral deposits (regional metallogeny).

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY OF ACADEMICIAN PROFESSOR IVAN KOSTOV

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS OF ACADEMICIAN PROFESSOR IVAN KOSTOV

LINK: Kostov’s classification of minerals
LINK: Crystal-morphological evolution of minerals
LINK: Crystal habits of minerals

 

SCIENTIFIC ACTIVITY OF ACADEMICIAN PROFESSOR IVAN KOSTOV

 

A. In Bulgaria

 

I. In the Sofia-University:

            1938 - Assistant in the Institute of Mineralogy and Petrology.

            1945 - Associate professor.

            1953 - Full professor and head of the newly created Chair of mineralogy and crystallography (until 1978 - pension retire).

            1961-1962 - Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Geology and Geography.

 

II. In the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS):

            1961 - Corresponding member.

            1966 - Member of the Academy (Academician).

            1961-1973 - Head of the Department of mineralogy at the Geological Institute.

            1972-1989 - In accordance with the integration between BAS and Sofia-University head of the Sector for mineralogy and geochemistry at the Unified Centre for Earth Sciences of BAS.

            1968-1972 - Academician-Secretary of the Sector for geological and geographical sciences at the BAS and a Member of the Presidium of the BAS.

            1978-1982 - Director of the Geological Institute at the BAS.

            1974-1989 - Director of the National Natural History Museum at the Presidium of the BAS.

 

III. Participation in different scientific organizations:

            - Since 1990 founder and President (1990-1992; 1993-1995) of the Bulgarian Mineralogical Society; Honorary President (1996-2004).

            - Member and President (1960) of the Bulgarian Geological Society and President (1958-1990) of the Section of Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology and Ore Deposits at the Society.

            - Member and president (1970-1984) of the National Committee of Geology in Bulgaria.

            - Member and president  of different specialized scientific councils on geological and geochemical sciences at the BAS and the University of Sofia.

            - Known as a leading expert in his field, professor  Ivan Kostov has been engaged as a member of councils at the Committee of Geology, the State Planning Committee, the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Metallurgy etc.

 

IV. Editor's activity:

            - Editor in chief of:

                     Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1975-1989)

                     Priroda (Nature), Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1981-1990)

                     Trav. Géol. Bulgarie - Serie Géochimie, Minéralogie et Pétrographie, Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1961-1963)

                     Bulletin of the Geological Institute (Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences) - Series of Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrography (1964-1974)

                     Abstracts of the Bulgarian Scientific Literature (Geology and Geography), Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1961-1990)

            - Editor of: Bulletin of the Geological Institute "Str. Dimitrov", Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1961-1963); Priroda (Nature), Bulgarian Academy of  Sciences (1963-1980); Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society (1964-1966); Comptes Rendus  d’Académie Bulgare des Sciences (1978-2004); Geology and Mineral Resources (1994-2004)

 

B. In foreign countries and international organizations

 

I. In the International Mineralogical Association (IMA):

            - President (1982-1986)

            - First Vice-President (1978-1982)

- Member of the Council of IMA (1970-1974)

            - National Representative at IMA (persistent)

            - Member of the Commission on New Minerals and Mineral Names (CNMMN) (persistent)

            - President of the Organizing Committee for the 13th General Meeting of IMA, Varna, 1982

 

II. In the International Association on the Genesis of Ore Deposits (IAGOD):

            - Founding member (since 1963)

            - Vice-President (1972-1976)

            - Member of the Commission on mineral parageneses (1964-1974)

            - President of the Organizing Committee for the 4th Symposium of IAGOD, Varna, 1974

 

III. In the International Geological Correlation Programm, UNESCO:

            - Member of the Commission of the IGCP - projects reviewing (1978-1983)

 

IV. In the Carpatho-Balcan Geological Association:

            - Member of the standing Committee of mineralogy and geochemistry and President of the National Commission of mineralogy and geochemistry (1959-1985)

 

V. Member in editorial boards of international scientific journals

- Mineralogical Abstracts - London (regional editor: 1962 -2003)

- Kristall und Technik - Leipzig (in 1981 renamed Crystal Research and Technology) (1964-1992)

            - Tschermaks Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen - Wien (1969-1977)

            - World Directory of Crystallographers - International Union of Crystallography (regional editor: 1957-1981)

 

VI. Reading of lectures as invitated professor:

            - in universities and scientific institutes in England, Japan, Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, Russia, Ukraine, China, India, former Czechoslovakia, former Yugoslavia, Hungary etc.

            - in different international congresses, meetings, symposia and thematic conferences of the IMA, IAGOD, International Geological Congress, IGCP etc. in Europe, in America (USA, Cuba), in Asia and Australia.

 

C. Honorary member of:

              - Bulgarian Mineralogical Society - honorary president (1996)

              - Geological Society, London (1965)

              - Bulgarian Geological Society (1971)

              - Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1973)

              - Academy of Natural Scientists ‘Leopoldina’, Germany (1974)

              - Czechoslovakian Mineralogical and Geological Society (1974)

              - Indian Mineralogical Society (1975)

              - All-Union Mineralogical Society in the USSR (Russian Mineralogical Society) (1976)

              - USSR Academy of Sciences (Russian Academy of Sciences) - foreign member (1982)

              - Ukrainian Mineralogical Society (2001)

              - Town of Plovdiv (2003)

 

D. Medals:

              - Bulgaria: decorated with the highest state medals for science and public services

              - Cuban Academy of Sciences, Havana (1972)

              - 'Emanuel Boricky' of the Charles University, Prague (1975)

              - 'Serge von Bubnoff' of the Geological Society, German DR (1988)

           

E. Doctor Honoris Causa:

            - University of Mining and Geology (1994)

            - Bulgarian Academy of Science (2003)

 

F. Scientific Discovery:

            - 4th Bulgarian Scientific Discovery (1984)

 

 

SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS OF ACADEMICIAN PROFESSOR IVAN KOSTOV

 

I. MONOGRAPHS AND TEXTBOOKS

 

Crystallographic Tables. Sofia, 1948, 63 p. (in Bulgarian)

Crystalography. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1955, 404 p. (in Bulgarian)

Crystalography. 2nd rev. ed. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1958, 412 p. (in Bulgarian)

Crystalography. 3rd rev. ed. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1963, 416 p. (in Bulgarian)

Crystallography. Moscow, Mir, 1965, 528 p. (in Russian)

Crystallography. 4th rev. ed. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1978, 447 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Mineralogy. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1950, 416 p. (in Bulgarian)

General Mineralogy. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1953, 375 p. (in Bulgarian)

Mineralogy. 2nd rev. ed., Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1957, 882 p. (in Bulgarian)

Mineralogy. Edinburgh and London, Oliver and Boyd, 1968, 587 p. (in English)

Mineralogy. Moscow, Mir, 1971, 534 p. (in Russian)

Mineralogy. 3rd rev. ed., Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1973, 675 p. (in Bulgarian)

Mineralogy. 4th rev. ed., Sofia, Technika, 1993, 734 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Our Minerals. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1960, 108 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

The Minerals of Bulgaria (I.Kostov, V. Breskovska, J. Minčeva-Stefanova, G. N. Kirov). Sofia, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1964, 540 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Artificial Crystals. Sofia, Nauka i Izkustvo, 1969, 136 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Sulphide Minerals. Crystal Chemistry, Parageneses and Systematics (I. Kostov, J. Minčeva-Stefanova). Sofia, Publ. House Bulg. Acad. Sci., 1981, 212 p.; Sofia, Publ. House Bulg. Acad. Sci. & E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagsbuchh. (Nägele u. Obermiller), Stuttgart, 1982; 212 p. (in English).

Sulphide Minerals. Crystal Chemistry, Parageneses and Systematics (I. Kostov, J. Minčeva-Stefanova). Moscow, Mir, 1984, 280 p. (in Russian)

 

Phosphate, Arsenate and Vanadate Minerals. Crystal Chemistry and Classification (I. Kostov, V. Breskovska). Sofia, Kl. Ohridski Univ. Press, 1989, 212 p. (in English)

 

Crystal-Morphological Evolution of Minerals (D. P. Grigoriev, N. Z. Evzikova, B. Zidarova, I. Kostov, S. K. Kuznetzov, M. Maleev, D. A. Mineev, V. A. Popov, B. V. Chesnokov, I. I. Shafranovskii, N. P. Yushkin). Siktivkar, Komi Filial, Academy of Sciences USSR, 1981, 27 p. (in Russian)

 

Georgi Bonchev. Sofia, 'Kl. Ohridski' Univ. Press, 1988, 99 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Strashimir Dimitrov (B. Mavrudchiev, J. Minčeva-Stefanova, I. Kostov). Sofia, 'St. Kl. Ohridski' Univ. Press, 1998,  111 p. (in Bulgarian)

 

Crystal Habits of Minerals (I. Kostov, R. I. Kostov). Bulgarian Academic Monographs, 1. Sofia. Co-published by Pensoft Publishers and Prof. Marin Drinov Academic Publishing House, 1999, 415 p. (in English)

 

II. PUBLICATIONS in journals, proceedings and monographs

 

Kristallographische und minerogenetische Untersuchungen des Fluorits aus einem neuen Fundort in Bulgarien. - Jb. Univ. Sofia, Phys.-Mathem. Fac., 35, 1939, 3, 255-292 (in Bulgarisch, Zusammenfassung in Deutsch).

 

Über den Orthit aus den Migmatit-pegmatiten von Michalkovo (Zentral Rhodopen). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 36, 1940, 3, 187-194 (in Bulgarisch, Zusammenfassung in Deutsch).

 

A Bulgarian iron deposit. - Mining Mag., 1941, 5, 2-8.

 

The Rhodope Mountains, Balkan Peninsula. - Mining Mag., 1942, 7. 1-8.

 

Metallization of the Balkan Peninsula. - Mining Mag., 1943, 5, 1-14.

 

Manganese in Bulgaria. - Mining Mag., 1944, 2, 84-87.

 

Manganese ore deposits. - Mining Mag., 1944, 12, 1-16.

 

Classification of the manganese ore deposits and their provincial relationship. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Phys.-Mathem., 41, 1945, 3, 133-174 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The world's manganese ore. - Mining Mag., 1945, 5, 3-8.

 

Igneous activity and ore deposition in South-eastern Europe. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 42, 1946, 3, 163-182 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On some 'dodecahedral' chalcopyrite crystals from the Rhodopian Mountains. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 44, 1948, 3, 1-10 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The iron ore deposits of the Shipka Mountain. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 45, 1949, 3, 1-47 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Mineral and chemical composition of the alkalic igneous rocks of the Shipka Mountain. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 46, 1950, 3, 1-44 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Notes on the morphology of the garnets. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Sci., 46, 1950, 3, 329-339 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Mineralogy and geochemistry of lead and zinc. - Mining Affair, 1950, 5-6, 321-330 (in Bulgarian).

 

Notes on the geochemistry of copper. - Mining Affair, 1950, 7-8, 523-530 (in Bulgarian).

 

Aluminium and aluminium deposits. - Mining Affair, 1950, 9-10, 633-640 (in Bulgarian).

 

Geochemistry of mercury deposits. - Mining Affair, 1951, 3-4, 276-283 (in Bulgarian).

 

XVIII International Geological Congress. Notes. - Mining Affair, 1951, 7-8, 516-521 (in Bulgarian).

 

Notes on the geochemistry of silver. - Mining Affair, 1951, 11-12, 762-773 (in Bulgarian).

 

Geochemical motes on gold. - Mining Affair, 1952, 1, 27-36 (in Bulgarian).

 

Paragenetic analysis and classification of the natural sulfides. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 47, 1953, 2, 3-54 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Essay on the geochemistry of tin. - Mining Affair, 1953, 2, 76-82 (in Bulgarian).

 

Essay on the geochemistry of carbon. - Mining Affair, 1953, 11, 670-680 (in Bulgarian).

 

Andalusite in pegmatite from Ardino, Central Rhodopian Mountains. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 48, 1954, 2, 1-22 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On the origin off the manganese ore deposits in the Srednogorian zone (Tz. Dimitrov). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 48, 1954, 2, 23-53 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Notes on a more rational classification of minerals. - Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obtsch., Ser. 2, 83, 1954, 4, 328-347 (in Russian).

 

Geochemistry of sulphur. - Mining Affair, 9, 1954, 1, 39-49 (in Bulgarian).

 

On the cordierite pseudomorphs. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 49, 1956, 2, 3-18 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On the problem of classification of oxides. - Mineral. Sb., Lvov, 10, 1956, 105-131 (in Russian).

 

On the problem of classification of oxides. - Geochemistry (China), 1, 1956, 121-149 (in Chinese).

 

A case of epitaxic replacement. - Mineral. Mag., 31, 1956, 235, 333-338.

 

On the polymorphism of Al2SiO5. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 50, 1957, 2, 115-123 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On the problem of isomorphism amongst the sulphosalt minerals. - Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obtsch., Ser. 2, 86, 1957, 3, 336-342 (in Russian).

 

Epitaxial growth of galena on pyrite. - Mineral. Sb., Lvov, 11, 1957, 38-41 (in Russian).

 

Bonchevite, a new mineral. - Mineral. Mag., 31, 1958, 241, 821-828.

 

Origin of kyanite from qurtz veins. - Mineral. Sb., Lvov, 12, 1958, 2, 262-269 (in Russian).

 

On the chemistry, nomenclature and order of formation of the zeolitic minerals. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 52, 1958, 2, 131-156 (in Bulgarian, English summary)

 

The zeolites in Bulgarian. Laumontite (L. Filizova). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 52, 1959, 2, 157-186 (in Bulgarian, English summary)

 

The zeolites in Bulgaria: scolecite, mesolite, natrolite, "gonnardite" and thomsonite. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 53, 1960, 2, 1-24 (in Bulgarian, English summary)

 

The zeolites in Bulgaria: mordenite. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 53, 1960, 2, 25-36 (in Bulgarian, English summary)

 

Pseudomalachite and plumbogummite - new minerals for Bulgaria. - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 21, 1960, 1, 75-78 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On the stability of the crystal forms of minerals. - Zap. Vses. Mineral. Obtsch., Ser. 2, 89, 1960, 1, 90-93 (in Russian).

 

Bismutian jamesonite or saharovaite - a new mineral species. - Tr. Mineral. Muz. (Acad. Sci. USSR), 10, 1960, 148-149 (in Russian).

 

Meteorites in the collection of the Chairs of mineralogy, petrography and ore deposits at Sofia University, Bulgaria. - Meteoritics (Acad. Sci. USSR), 1960, 19, 155 (in Russian).

 

Composition and paragenesis of the zeolite minerals. – In: International Geolological Congress, 1960, Copenhagen, 21st Session, Proceedings. Section 17, 122-123.

 

Relationship between stability of crystal habit and twinning. - Cursillos y Conferencias, Inst. 'Lucas Mallada', C.S.I.C., Madrid, 7, mayo 1960, 31-32.

 

Contribution to the wulfenite morphology. - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Gîtes Metall. Non-Métall., 1961, 2, 121-129 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The zeolites in Bulgaria: stilbite and heulandite (L. Filizova). - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Gîtes Metall. Non-Metall., 1961, 2, 131-155 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The genesis of kyanite in quartz veins. - Intern. Geol. Rev., 1961, 3, 8 (English transl.).

 

Bemerkungen über eine Klassifikation der Mineralien. - Fortschr. Mineral., 39, 1961, 2, 196-205.

 

Informationsberichte der nationalen Unterkomissionen der Komission für Mineralogie und Geochemie (Bulgarische Volksrepublik). - Materialen der Komission für Mineralogie und Geochemie, Karpato-Balkanische Geologische Assoziation, Universitatsverlag in Lwow, 1961, 1, 11-19 (in Russian).

 

The zeolites in Bulgaria: analcime, chabasite, harmotome. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 55, 1962, 2, 159-174 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Apophyllite from two occurrences in Bulgaria. - Bull. Inst. Geol., Bulg. Acad. Sci., 10, 1962, 39-48 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Prehnite from Tvurditsa, district of Burgas. - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 23, 1962, 3, 354-356 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The genetic types of mineral habits. - Mineral. Sb., Lvov, 16, 1962, 75-90 (in Russian).

 

On the morphology of pyrite (J. Minčeva-Stefanova, S. Kuikin). - Bull. Inst. Geol., Bulg. Acad. Sci., 11, 1962, 41-64 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Die Distenlagerstätte beim Dorfe Cepelare, Bezirk Smoljan. - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Gîtes Metall. Non-Métall., 3, 1962, 69-92 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Crystallography of epidote from Nova Makhala, district of Peshtera. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Biol., Géol. Géogr., 56, 1963, 2, 253-260 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Mineralogical zoning of the Rhodopes. - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 4, 1963, 7-26 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Regularities in the distribution of the zeolites in the polymetallic deposit of Madjarovo (G. Kirov, L. Filizova, B. Mavrudchiev). - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 4, 1963, 167-172 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

A note on a more rational classification of minerals. – In: Aspects of Theoretical Mineralogy in the U.S.S.R. Pergamon Press, New York, 1964, 101-123.

 

The classification of oxides. – In: Aspects of Theoretical Mineralogy in the U.S.S.R. Pergamon Press, New York, 1964, 221-224.

 

Paragenetic analysis and classification of the sulphide minerals. – In: Aspects of Theoretical Mineralogy in the U.S.S.R. Pergamon Press, New York, 1964, 258-292.

 

On isomorphism amongst minerals of the group of sulphosalts. – In: Aspects of Theoretical Mineralogy in the U.S.S.R. Pergamon Press, New York, 1964, 293-300.

 

On the origin of hydrogen sulphide in the Black Sea. - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 17, 1964, 7, 641-643.

 

Aragonite-calcite relations in one of the caves of Iskretz, district of Sofia (E. Naidenova). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 57, 1964, 1, 93-110 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Paragenesis, crystal chemistry and classification of minerals. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 58, 1965, 1, 99-116.

 

Zoning in the mineralizations of the Balkans. - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 5, 1965, 21-45.

 

Crystal habit and mineral genesis. - Izv. Geol. Inst., Bulg. Acad. Sci., 14, 1965, 33-49.

 

Alpine type mineralization in the gneisses of the Central Rhodopes. - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 26, 1965, 3, 271-278 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The geochemical principle in classification of minerals. - In: Problems of Geochemistry. Moscow, Nauka, 1965, 457-462 (in Russian).

 

Zoning and zeolite formation. - In: Symposium Problems of Postmagmatic Ore Deposition, Prague. Vol. 2, 1965,  105-110.

 

Andalusite paramorphs from pegmatoid lenses (S. Petrussenko). - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 5, 1965, 85-97 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Igneous Activity and zeolitisation in the Majarovo lead-zinc deposit (B. Mavrudchiev, L. Filizova, G. N. Kirov). - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 5, 1965, 273-297 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

On the isomorphism and morphology of epidote and orthite. - In: Genesis of Mineral Individuals and Aggregates. Moscow, Nauka, 1966, 81-89 (in Russian).

 

Varänderungen des Kristallhabitus von Mineralien mit Rutil-Struktur. - Ber. Deutsch. Gesellsch. Geol. Wissensch., B, 11, 1966, 3, 295-304.

 

Emerald pegmatite from the Urdini Lakes, Rill Mountain (S. Petrussenko, V. Arnaudov). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 59, 1966, 1, 247-268 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Zeolite zoning in the volcanogenic complex between Kurdjali and Assenovgrad (Eastern Rhodopes) (B. Mavrudchiev, L. Filizova, G. N. Kirov). - Trav. Géol. Bulgarie, Sér. Géochim., Minéral. Pétrogr., 6, 1966, 143-191 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Crystal habits of the zeolitic minerals. - Krist. Techn., 2, 1967, 3, 305-318.

 

Rare earths in epidote and orthite (G. Panayotov). - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 20, 1967, 10, 1057-1059.

 

Comparative studies on epidotes from Bulgaria (E. Naidenova). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 60, 1967, 1, 153-185 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Verteilung der Zeolithmineralien im Westlichen Sredna-Gora Gebirge. - Bull. Geol. Inst., Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 16, 1967, 61-82 (B. Mavrudchiev, A. Kunov) (in Bulgarian, Zusammenfassung in Deutsch).

 

Paragenese und Klassifikation der Mineralien. - Freib. Forschungsh. C, 230, 1968, 81-96.

 

Notation and genetic significance of crystal habits. - In: General Meeting, International Mineralogical Association, Cambridge, Papers Proceedings, 1968, 100-109.

 

Zeolite mineralizations in the Eastern Srednogorie (B. Mavrudchiev, S. Botev). - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 17, 1968, 83-110 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Habit types and genesis of phenakite and willemite. - Krist. Techn., 3, 1968, 4, 629-636.

 

Komplexe Zwillinge und Sphärolithe von Nahcolith (NaHCO3) (S. Aslanian, H. Neels). - Krist. Techn., 3, 1968, 4, 619-627.

 

Habit types and crystallogenesis of diaspore and goethite. - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 61, 1969, 1, 167-176.

 

Zoning in the development of the volcanogenic zeolites. - N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 111, 1969, 3, 264-278.

 

Tectono-magmatic significance of zeolites in the Srednogorian zone and the Rhodopes. - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 19, 1970, 235-241 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Habit type and genesis of the polymorphic modifications of Al2SiO5. - In: Problems of Petrology and Genetic Mineralogy (Sobolev's volume II). Moscow, Nauka, 1970, 157-160 (in Russian, English summary).

 

Peculiarities of apophyllite from Purvenets, District of Yambol (S. Botev). - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 19, 1970, 103-114 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

The tetrahedral and octahedral coordination in the systematics of silicates. - Crystallography, 16, 1971, 6, 1220-1225 (in Russian).

 

Crystallochemical layering of the chemical elements in the Earth crust and genesis of ore-forming fluids. - Jahrb. Staatl. Wirtsch. Geol. Erkund., 20, 1971, 9-14 (in Bulgarian).

 

Types of unit layers and variability of crystal habits. - In: Trudi VIII Soveschtaniya po Experimentalnoi i Technicheskoi Mineralogii i Petrografii. Moscow, Nauka, 1971, 26-31 (in Russian).

 

Comparative study on beryls from Bulgaria (S. Petrussenko, V. Arnaudov). - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 20, 1971, 45-68 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Morphological studies on quartz from different genetic types of deposits in Bulgaria (E. Naidenova, A. Atanassov). - Ann. Univ. Sofia, Fac. Géol. Géogr., 63, 1971, 1, 107-133 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Zeolitization in the Senonian complex of the District of Panagyurishte (T. G. Radonova, D. Tsonev). - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 20, 1971, 123-150 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Mineralogia. - In: Enciclopedia della Chimica. Uses Edizione Scientifiche Firenze, 7, 1972, 556-567 (in Italian).

 

The structural patterns of crystal faces and crystal growth. - Krist. Techn., 7, 1972, 1-3, 27-35.

 

Tetrahedral and octahedral coordination in the classification of silicates. - Sov. Phys. Crystall., 16, 1972, 8, 1069-1073.

 

Einfluss der Übersättigung auf den Habitus der Kristalle von Oxalsäure (S. Aslanian). - Krist. Techn., 7, 1972, 5, 511-518.

 

Crystallogenesis of some meteorite minerals. - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 22, 1973, 53-60.

 

Crystallochemical layering of the chemical elements of the Earth crust and genesis of hydrothermal solutions. - In: I International Geochemical Congress, 20-25 July 1971. II. Hydrothermal processes. Papers, Moscow, 1973, 109-116.

 

Variability of the crystal froms of some gemstones. - Sb. Nár. Muz. Praze, 29 B, 1973, 1-2, 65-75.

 

On the habit variation of some clay minerals. – In: Sixth Conference on Clay Mineralogy and Petrology, Praha, 1973, 9-16.

 

Zircon morphology as a crystallogenetic indicator. - Krist. Techn., 8, 1973, 1-3, 11-19.

 

Structural-genetic studies of analcimes from Bulgarian deposits (L. Punev). - Bull. Geol. Inst., Ser. Geochem., Mineral. Petrogr., 22, 1973, 61-70 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Bulgarian Geological Society. Section of Mineralogy. - IMA News, 1973, 3, 30-31.

 

Bulgarian mineralogy during the last 30 years. - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 3, 1975, 87-88 (in Bulgarian).

 

Morphological zonality in mineral deposition. - Fortschr. Mineral. Spec. Issue (IMA Papers 9th Meeting, Berlin-Regensburg 1974. Mineral Genesis and Crystal Growth), 52, 1975, 177-183.

 

Temporal and lateral mobilization of the ore-forming elements in the Balkan Peninsula. - Geol. Balcanica, 5, 1975, 1, 27-40.

 

The Ninth General Meeting of the International Mineraleralogical Association. - Geol. Balcanica, 5, 1975, 1, 87-88.

 

Crystal chemistry and classification of the silicate minerals. - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 1, 1975, 5-41.

 

Apophyllite morphology as an example of habit modification of planar crystals. - N. Jb. Miner. Abh., 123, 1975, 2, 128-137.

 

On siegenite and the 'miscibility' between linnaeite and polydymite (J. Minceva-Stefanova). - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 4, 1976, 35-56.

 

The 25th International Geological Congress. - Geol. Balcanica, 6, 1976, 4, 107-108.

 

Crystal chemistry of the minerals: relationship between crystal structure, condition of crystallisation and growth morphology. - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 7, 1977, 3-21.

 

Crystal chemistry and fractionation of the ore-forming elements in the Earth's crust. - Geol. Balcanica, 7, 1977, 1, 27-46 (The abstract in: 25th International Geological Congress, Sydney, 1976, Abstract 2, 577-578).

 

Crystallochemical differentiation and localiztion of uranium ore deposits in the Earth's crust. - In: Recognition and Evaluation of Uraniferous Areas. IAEA, TC-25/2, Vienna, 1977, 15-29.

 

Crystal deformation and mineralizations in the Balkan. - In: Metallogeny and Plate Tectonics in the NE Meiterranean. IGCP - Project No. 3, Belgrade, 1977, 483-492.

 

Crystal pattern and mineralisatiom of the Mediterranean frameland. - Proc. Geol. Assoc., 89, 1978, 2, 101-123.

 

Sulphosalt minerals: crystal chemistry and morphology. - Krist. Techn., 13, 1978, 4, 449-458.

 

Mineralogical aspects of searching and dressing of ore deposits. - In: 25 Years Higher Mining-Geological Institute. Varna, 1978, 15-25 (in Bulgarian).

 

The petrological significance of the morphology of feldspars. - Trudi Inst. Geol. Geoph., Sibir. Otd. Acad. Sci. USSR, Novosibirsk, 403, 1978, 201-210 (in Russian).

 

Morphology and genesis of minerals. - Reg. Gen. Mineral., Kiev, 1978, 2, 3-15 (in Russian)

 

Habit variation of crystals of the C31-C322 space group. - Commun. Dep. Chem., 11, 1978, 3-4, 398-405.

 

Mineral resources development an disarmament. – In: Proceedings 28 Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs. Varna, Bulgaria, 1-5 September 1978, 137-139.

 

Crystal genesis and habit zonality of fluorite from the Mikhalkovo deposit, Central Rhodope Mountains (B. Zidarova, M. Maleev). - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 8, 1978, 3-25 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

A rational classification of the sulphide and related minerals. - Mineral. Mag., 14, 1979, 1, 11-31 (in Japanese).

 

Peculiarities of the fluorite from the Palat deposit, District of Blagoevgrad (B. Zidarova). - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 11, 1979, 51-65 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Zeolitization processes in trap volcanics. - Mem. Geol. Soc. India, 1980, 3, 428-433.

 

Crystal chemistry and systematics of the sulfosalt minerals. - In: Sulfosalts, Platinium Minerals and Ore Microscopy (Proceedings 11th General Meeting IMA, Novosibirsk, 1978). Moscow, Nauka, 1980, 7-15.

 

Paragenetic trends of sulfosalt minerals. - Freib. Forschungsh., 1981, C 364, 135-140.

 

Crystal chemistry and paragenetic trends of silicate minerals. - Bull. Minéral., 104, 1981, 1-3, 413-417.

 

Structural patterns and structural-genetical trends of minerals. - Crystallography, 26, 1981, 6, 1244-1247 (in Russian).

 

Bulgaria's participation in the IGCP - UNESCO. - National Commission of the PR of Bulgaria for UNESCO, Paris, 1981, 12-13.

 

Geochemical and crystalogenetic trends of sulphide minerals. - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 16, 1982, 3-13.

 

Magmatic and geochemical projects - summary. - Geol. Correlation, Spec. Issue, Sept. 1983, IGCP, Paris, 1983, 80-81.

 

Crystallomorphological prospecting. - Inform. Bull. MMMR, Comm. Geol., 1983, 4, 3-10 (in Bulgarian).

 

XXVII International Geological Congress, Moscow, 4-14 August, 1984. - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 43, 1984, 3, 373-376 (in Bulgarian).

 

95 years of the National Natural History Museum. - Spis. BAN, 1984, 2, 86-92 (in Bulgarian).

 

New trends in the discovering and utilizing of mineral resources in the PR Bulgaria. - Spis. BAN, 1985, 4, 35-38 (in Bulgarian).

 

Heterogenisation of the Earth's crust and metallogeny. - In: Endogenious Ore Genesis. Moscow, Nauka, 1985, 45-56 (in Russian).

 

Theoretical and practical aspects of a rational systematics of minerals. - In: New Frontiers in Rare Earth Science and Applications. Science Press, Beijing, China, 1985, 1, 30-38.

 

Syn- and postmetamorphic mineralization in the Central Rhodopes (L. Grozdanov, S. Petrussenko, M. Krasteva, D. Raskova). - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 20-21, 1986, 25-48 (in Bulgarian, English summary).

 

Crystallogenetic trends in a rational systematics of phosphate and related minerals. - Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 22, 1986, 3-13.

 

The development of crystal habits during the process of mineral formation (D. P. Grigoriev, N. Z. Evzikova, B. P. Zidarova, S. K. Kuznetsov, M. N. Maleev, D. A. Mineev, V. A. Popov, B. V. Chesnokov. I. I. Shafranovskii, N. P. Yushkin). - In: Morphology an Phase Equilibria of Minerals. Proceedings 13th General Meeting IMA, Varna, September 19th-25th 1982. Sofia, Bulg. Acad. Sci., 2, 1986, 11-26 (in Russian).

 

Bismuth mineralization in the quartz veins from Narechenski Bani (Central Rhodopes) (V. V. Breskovska, N. N. Mozgova, N. S. Bortnikov, Yu. S. Borodaev). - In: Crystal Chemistry of Minerals. Proceedings 13th General Meeting IMA, Varna, September 19th-25th 1982. Sofia, Bulg. Acad. Sci., 1, 1986, 131-146 (in Russian).

 

On the connection between impact phenomena and the reversal of the Earth's magnetic field (R. I. Kostov). - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 39, 1986, 11, 85-87 (in Russian).

 

Crystallomorphological evolution of minerals. - Scient. World, 1987, 5, 12-13 (in Bulgarian).

 

Mineralogy in Bulgaria - yesterday, today, tomorrow (M. Maleev). - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 48, 1987, 1, 21-32 (in Bulgarian).

 

Vernadski - founder of new sciences and scientific trends. - Spis. BAN, 1988, 5, 4-9 (in Bulgarian).

 

On the tabular presentation of the crystallographic and finite symmetry groups (R. I. Kostov). - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 41, 1988, 4, 45-47 (in Russian).

 

On the fivefold cluster symmetry (R. I. Kostov). - Cryst. Res. Technol., 23, 1988, 8, 973-977.

 

Infinite symmetry applied to crystals an crystal aggregates (R. I. Kostov). - Cryst. Res. Technol., 24, 1988, 9, 847-852.

 

On the history and arrangement of the classes of crystal symmetry (R. I. Kostov). - In: Symmetry of Structure. Budapest, 1989, 1, 280-283.

 

Morphogenesis of minerals. - In: Mineralogie, Vortragstagung aus Anlass der Eröffung des Museums für Naturkunde vor 100 Jahren. Berlin, 1990, 7.

 

Fifteenth Congress of the International Mineralogical Association IMA-1990 in Beijing (I. Bonev). - Rev. Bulg. Geol. Soc., 52, 1991, 1, 96-99 (in Bulgarian).

 

Global metallogeny: a crystallochemical model. - Ann. University of Mining and Geology, 40, 1994, 1, 7-19 (in Bulgarian).

 

Albite-apophyllite relationship in amygdales. - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci, 47, 1994, 8, 69-71.

 

Weddellite – a mineral new to Bulgaria (J. Minčeva-Stefanova). - Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci, 47, 1994, 1, 69-72.

 

The largest kyanite deposit in Bulgaria a reappraisal. - Geology and Mineral Resources, 1994, 7, 5-8.

 

Crystal-morphological exploration and prospecting. - Geology and Mineral Resources, 1995, 9-10, 3-6.

 

The conversion of the geological researchеs into geosozological and geoecological. - Geology and Mineral Resources, 1996, 3, 3-5.

 

Professor David Williams: 100th anniversary of his birth. - Circular of the Geologists’ Association, 1999, No 936 (October), 10-11.

 

Mineral classifications re-visited with emphasis on a paragenetic-structural system. - Geochem., Mineral. and Petrol., Sofia, 37, 2000, 5-11.

 

Environmental mineralogy (ecomineralogy). - Geology and Mineral Resources, VIII, 2001, 7, 4-8.

 

Structural-paragenetic classification of borate minerals (R. I. Kostov).Mineral. Zhurnal, 24, 2002, 1, 5-9.

Unit cell anisometricity and crystal forms of viruses (R. I. Kostov). – Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 55, 2002, 6, 79-82.

Morphology vs. structure of langite and posnjakite (J.Minčeva-Stefanova). – Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 55, 2002, 12, 57-60.

 

Minerals and the paradigm of life. Review of the Bulgarian Geological Society, 65, 2003, 1-3, 5-11 (in Bulgarian).

 

Minerals and life. – Спис. БАН, 117, 2004, 2, 42-44 (in Bulgarian).

Epitaxy in prebiotic environments. – Compt. Rend. Acad. Bulg. Sci., 57, 2004, 2, 71-74.

 

Kostov, I. 2006. Systematics and crystal genesis of carbonate minerals (R. I. Kostov). – Ann. Univ. Min. Geol., 49, Part I. Geology and Geophysics, 111-118.

 

Kostov, I. 2008. Whewellite – a mineral new for Bulgaria (J. Minčeva-Stefanova). – Geochemistry, Mineralogy and Petrology, 46, 31-34.

Kostov, I. 2008. Organic minerals from the upper soil layer and rock surfaces on the territory of Bulgaria (J. Minčeva-Stefanova, S. Petrussenko, R. I. Kostov). – Geochem., Mineral. Petrol., 46, 9-29 (in Bulgarian with an English summary).

 

 

            Professor Ivan Kostov also has numerous publications on popular science, on monographs written by foreign authors and on current problems of Bulgarian mineralogy and geology.

 

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