About the Rhodope Mountains

The Rhodope Mountains are magnificently beautiful and the parent Rhodope Mountain is often called the ‘magic mountain’. The area is connected with the mythical figure Orpheus and it might be regarded as hiding in its folds some great wealth. Recently a great archaeological discovery was made Krumovgrad: the oldest goldmine in Europe. The dispute which […]


Mining in the Rhodopes

2700 people in the Rhodopes are now engaged in mining and processing of ore. Gold in the Rhodopes is currently being extracted in only one place – in the “Chala” mine near the Haskovo Mineral Baths, the ore being transported from there to the concentration installations of “Gorubso – Kardzhali” in the city center. For […]


1 billion lev for new mines in the Rhodope Mountains

A “Mine Renaissance” and investments of more than 1 billion Lev are coming to the Rhodopes Mountains, if relatively high metal prices are sustained on world markets. By the end of 2016 a new gold mine owned by the Canadian company, Dundee Precious Metals, is planned near Krumovgrad. According to company projections this will provide […]