In front of the Lenin monument,
Ilmeny reserve, Ural, Russia
September, 2005

Agapovka quarry near Magnitogorsk, South Ural Russia
October, 2006

Agapovka quarry near Magnitogorsk, South Ural Russia
October, 2006

Welcome to MINBULFOS !

My name is Anton Ivanov. I was born 20.10.1953 in Plovdiv town, the central part of South Bulgaria and my passion for over forty years has been collecting minerals.

In 1978 I defended my Master's thesis in mineralogy and crystallography at the Mineralogy, Petrology Ores and Minerals department of the Sofia University "St. Kl. Ohridsky". Between 1978 and 1990 I worked in the field of prognosis, searching, prospecting and exploration of rare and radioactive minerals. During this time period I also specialized in the scientific research of the mineralogy and geochemistry of secondary uranium deposits. Since 1990 I have had my own business.

In 1986 I donated my first large collection with unique specimens from all over the world to the newly established Earth and Men National Museum in Sofia.

My new collection, part of which you can see on this site, is comprised mostly of minerals from Bulgaria: Madan ore field, Laki ore field, Davidkovo ore field, as well as from many other hydrothermal and pegmatite deposits. In the collection I also have specimens from Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the majority of which I have collected over the years personally.

 
Ilmeny mountains, Ural, Russia.
September, 2005

Dzhurkovo mine, Laki ore field
July, 2008
Calcite pocket
Govedarnika mine, Laki ore field
July, 2006
Calcite specimen from the upper pocket
  Govedarnika mine, Laki ore field
July, 2006
Bentonite quarry near Kardzhali
March, 2007