Our Legacy

In 2002, Professor Zhivko Ivanov (Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”) established a geology research and consultancy group under the administration of the Scientific Research Centre (NIS) at Sofia University. Focused primarily on projects in Central Bulgaria, the group delved into the geological setting and evolution of the Late Cretaceous magmatic arc and associated Cu-Au mineralized systems. From 2004 onwards, Professor Ivanov’s group expanded its scope to include geotechnical services for one of the largest open-pit mines in the Balkans, the Elatsite Mine.

In addition to their geo-consultancy work, the team members produced several PhD and MSc theses, along with numerous scientific papers, conference abstracts, presentations, and company reports. Professor Ivanov and his team maintained close collaborations with academia, research institutes, and laboratories both in Bulgaria and abroad.

In 2015, MGC emerged as a geology consultancy company, founded by team members from Professor Ivanov’s group (refer to the “Our Team” page). MGC remains dedicated to delivering exceptional consultancy services and conducting comprehensive geological research.

Murgana Geological Consulting Ltd. was officially registered with the Bulgarian Commercial Registry Agency in 2016. All projects associated with the Elatsite Mine are still overseen by the Elatsite Mine are still overseen by the Scientific Research Center at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”.

Professor Zivko Ivanov

    Professor Zhivko Ivanov      Founder of our geology research  and consultancy group