Ivan Nikolov Kostov

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Kostov, Ivan Nikolov


Born Dec. 24, 1913, in Plovdiv. Bulgarian mineralogist. Academician of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (1967); corresponding member, 1961). Kostov did specialized study in Great Britain from 1940 to 1945. In 1953 he became a professor and head of the subdepartment of mineralogy and crystallography at the University of Sofia. His work involves theoretical problems related to the classification, paragenesis, morphology, and crystallography of minerals.


Mineralite v Bulgariia. Sofia, 1964. (Coauthor.)
In Russian translation: Kristallografiia. Moscow, 1965.
Mineralogiia. Moscow, 1971.
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