Mineralogy Department

University of Bucharest

University of Bucharest Faculty of Geology & Geophysics Romanian






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Publicatication of LYTHOS's members (soon also PDF):

ISI journals:


  • Marcoux E, Grancea L, Lupulescu M, Milesi JP, 2002. Lead isotope signatures of epithermal and porphyry-type ore deposits from the Romanian Carpathian Mountains. Mineralium Deposita, 37, 173-184
  • Cioflica G, Jude R, Berbeleac I, Udubasa SS, 2002. Neogene gold mineralization types in Romania. Geologica Carpathica, Sp. issue, 52
  • Barzoi SC, Guy B, 2002. Role of metamorphic strain in the cristallinity of graphite: the example of the graphitic schists from the Lotru valley (Carpathians, Romania). C.R. Geoscience, 334, 89-95
  • Wehland F., Panaiotu C.G, Appel E., Hoffman V., Jordanova D., Jordanova N., Denut I., 2002. The dam breakage of Baia Mare - a pilot study of magnetic screening. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, 27, 1371-1376
  • Ducea, M.N., Lutkov, V., Minaev, V., Hacker, B.R., Ratschbacher, L., Luffi, P., Schwab, M., Gehrels, G.E., McWilliams, M., Vervoort, J &, Metcalf, J., 2003. Building the Pamirs: The view from the underside. Geology, 31, 849-852
  • Vasiliev I., Krijgsman W., Langereis C.G., Panaiotu C.E., Matenco L., Bertotti G., 2004. Towards an astrochronological framework for the eastern Paratethys Mio-Pliocene sedimentary sequences of the Focsani basin (Romania). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 227, 231-247
  • Rosu E., Seghedi I., Downes H., Alderton DHM., Szakacs A., Pecskay Z., Panaiotu C.G., Panaiotu C.E., Nedelcu L., 2004. Extension-related Miocene calc-alkaline magmatism in the Apuseni Mountains, Romania: Origin of magmas. Swiss Bulletin of Mineralogy and Petrology, 84(1-2), 153-172
  • Panaiotu C.G., Pecskay Z., Hambach U., Seghedi I., Panaiotu C.E., Tetsumaru I., Orleanu M., Szakacs A., 2004. Short-lived Quaternary volcanism in the Persani Mountains (Romania) revealed by combined K-Ar and paleomagnetic data. Geologica Carpathica, 55: 333-339
  • Seghedi I., Downes H., Szakacs A., Mason P, Thirlwall M.F., Rosu E., Pécskay Z., Marton E., Panaiotu C.G., 2004. Neogene magmatism and geodynamics in the Carpatho-Pannonian region: a synthesis. Lithos, 72, 117-146
  • Dupont-Nivet G., Vasiliev I., Langereis C.G., Krijgsman W., Panaiotu C.G., 2005. Neogene tectonic evolution of the southern and eastern Carpathians constrained by paleomagnetism. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 236, 374-386
  • Hacker B., Luffi P., Lutkov V., Minaev V., Ratschbacher L., Plank T., Ducea M., Patino-Douce A., McWilliams M., Metcalf J., 2005. Near-ultrahigh pressure processing of continental crust: Miocene crustal xenoliths from the Pamir. Journal of Petrology, 46, 1661-1687
  • Cardon O., Andre-Mayer A.S., Sausse J., Milu V., Chauvet A., Leroy J.L., Lespinasse M., Udubasa S.S., 2005. Connexion porphyre cuprifère–épithermaux de type low-sulfidation : analyse structurale et représentation 3D du secteur de Bolcana, monts Apuseni, Roumanie. C.R. Geoscience 337: 824-831
  • Dumitru A., Morozan A., Mirea C., Mihaiescu D., Pananiotu C.G., Ciupina V., Stamatin I., 2005. Inorganic copolymer based on sylanes and ferrocene monomers, precursors for advanced nanostructured ceramics. Composites Science and Technology, Volume 65, Issue 5, 713-717
  • Pecskay Z., Lexa J., Szakacs A., Seghedi I., Balogh K., Konecny V., Zelenka T., Kovacs M., Poka T., Fulop A., Marton E., Panaiotu C.G., Cvetkovic V., 2006. Geochronology of Neogene magmatism in the Carpathian arc and intra-Carpathian area. Geologica Carpathica, 57, 6, 511-530
  • Panaiotu C.E., Vasiliev I., Panaiotu C.G., Krijgsman W., Langereis C.G., 2007. Provenance analysis as a key to orogenic exhumation: a case study from the East Carpathians (Romania). Terra Nova, 19, 120-126

Non ISI journals:

  • 2002
  • Anastasiu N., Popa M, Dragan E., Roban R.D., 2002. Quartz-sandy formations from Carpathians and afferent areas – on properties as applications in the oil industry. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 80, 85-91
  • Udubasa G., Udubasa S.S., 2002. Gold in Metamorphic rocks: facts and fancy. Gold in Metamorphic rocks: facts and fancy. STUDIA UNIVERSITATIS BABES-BOLYAI, GEOLOGIA
  • Popescu G.C., Dumitrescu L., Buia G., Rădulescu M., 2002. Dust pollution and the effects of human health case study Baia Mare - Romania. Central European Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 8, 251-256
  • 2004
  • Stanciu I. Vizitiu A. Ilinca G., 2004. Crystal chemistry of Mn-Ilvaite from Dognecea, South-western Banat. Romanian Journal of Petrology
  • Popescu G.C., Neacsu A., 2004. Tendințe actuale în geologia economică a aurului. Studii si cercetari de geografie si protectie a mediului. Ed. Universitaria, Craiova
  • Udubasa S.S., 2004. Parageneses and geochemistry of gold from Valea lui Stan and Costesti ores (South Carpathians, Romania). Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 81, 195-199
  • Udubasa G., Udubasa S.S., 2004. Au-Ag telluride deposits in the Metaliferi Mts.: effects of local geology or of a "hydrothermal ichor". Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 81, 39-46
  • 2005
  • Nedelcu, A.F., Panaiotu, C. G., Panaiotu, C. E., 2005. Paleointensity of the geomagnetic field during Late Cretaceous in the Apuseni Mountains (Romania). ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSISCS, 57, 436-444
  • Necula, C., Panaiotu, C., Panaiotu, C.E., Grama, A., 2005. Magnetic properties of a loess-paleosol sequence at Mostistea (Romania). ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSISCS, 57, 453-461
  • Ilinca G., Pop D., Costin D., Puica (Ilinca) F.T., 2005. The relationship between the crystal-chemistry and the morphology of Stibinite from Baia Mare. Proceedings of the Annual Scientific Session of the Geological Society of Romania
  • Popescu G.C., Neacsu A., 2005. The phylosophy of gold exploration. The Hyperion University of Bucharest, Annals Geographical Series
  • Popescu G.C., Neacsu A., Tamas–Badescu S., 2005. Strategii actuale în explorarea si valorificarea aurului. Analele Universitatii Spiru Haret, seria Geografie
  • Roban R.D., Melinte M.C., 2005. Paleogene Litho- and Biostratigraphy of the NE Getic Depression (Romania). Acta Palaeontologica Romaniae, 5, 423-439
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  • Berbeleac I., Jude R., Udubasa S.S., Nutu M.L., 2006. Gold pre-alpine mineralizations from Romania. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 5, 14-17
  • Petrea C., Panaiotu C.E., Horoi V., Panaiotu C.G., Constantin S., 2006. Preliminary climatic interpretation of sedimentologic and rockmagnetic data from the cave Pestera cu Oase (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Archives of Climate Change in Karst, Karst Waters Institute Special Publications, 10, 153-156
  • Iatan E.L., 2006. The Rosia Montana and Rosia Poieni ore deposits, Metaliferi Mountains: a review. Analele Universitatii Bucuresti
  • Marinescu M., Neacsu A., 2006. The mineral resources: a component part of the natural resource. Proceedings of the XVIIIth Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • Ilinca G., 2006. Rare sulphosalt minerals in Romania. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 5, 42-46
  • 2007
  • Udubasa G., Constantinescu S., Popescu-Pogrion N., Hartopanu P., Udubasa S.S., 2007. Nano-minerals identification by different physical techniques. ROMANIAN REPORTS IN PHYSISCS, 59, 815-819
  • Udubasa S.S., Constantinescu S., Popescu-Pogrion N., Grecu M.N., Udubasa Gh., F. Tolea and Popescu I.V., 2007. Structural (ME, XRD, NGR, ESR) investigations on some sulphides from Costesti, Valea lui Stan and Jidostita gold ores (Southern Carpathians, Romania). Romanian Journal of Physics, 52, 93-104


  • Anastasiu N., Roban R., Dragan E., 2002. Diageneza rezervoarelor de hidrocarburi. Ed. Ars Docendi, Bucuresti
  • Costin G., Ciocirdel M., 2004. Recomandari privind nomenclatura si clasificarea rocilor magmatice si metamorfice. Ed. Cartea Universitara, Bucuresti
  • Costin G., Luffi P., 2004. Echilibre minerale. Ed. Cartea Universitara
  • Hirtopanu P., 2006. Atlas mineralogic - O suta de minerale pentru o suta de ani. Ed Cartea Universitara, Bucuresti
  • Panaiotu C.G., 2006. Geomagnestism. Ed. Ars Docendi, Bucuresti, pp 85
  • Popescu G.C., Tamas-Badescu S., Tamas-Badescu G., Bogatu L., Neacsu A., 2007. Geologia economica a aurului. Editura AETERNITAS, Alba Iulia

Extended abstracts:

  • 2002
  • Anastasiu N., Roban R.D., Popa M., Dragan E., 2002. Diagenetic evolution of the neocomian carbonates reservoirs from Moesian platform. Proceedings of the Romanian Academy, Series B, 89-94
  • Cioflica G., Jude R., Perry R.V., Berbeleac I., Seghedi I., Szakács A., Udubasa S.S., 2002. Neogene siliceous deposits related to fossil geothermal systems in Romania. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • Udubasa G., Udubasa S.S., 2002. Gold sources and resources in Romania. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 80, 108-110
  • 2003
  • Marinescu M , Popescu G.C., Udubasa S.S., Gabudeanu B., 2003. Dacites deposits in Romania. Proceedings of Industrial Mineral and Building Stones
  • Neacsu A., 2003. Amber-Economical referencees. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • Panaiotu C.E, Panaiotu C.G., Grama A., Necula C., 2003. Lower Danubian loess a perfect recorder of global climate changes. In Onac, B. P. (ed.), Recent Advances in Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Research in Romania and Neighboring Countries. Cluj University Press
  • Predeteanu (Jianu) D., Marinescu M., Popescu G.C., 2003. Feldspar in Romania. Proceedings of Industrial Minerals and Building Stones Symposium
  • Udubasa S.S., Lespinasse M., Udubasa, G., Popescu, C.G., Leroy, J., Bilal, E. (2003) Fluid inclusions data on quartz samples from Costesti gold mineralization, Southern Carpathians, Romania. Acta Mineralogica-Petrographica, 220-221
  • 2004
  • Predeteanu (Jianu) D., Popescu G.C., 2004. The role of the fluid inclusions in the genesis of the gold ore in northern Leaota Mts. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • Popescu G.C., Neacsu A., Tamas-Badescu S.,Tamas-Badescu G., Marinescu M., 2004. Economic geology of gold; the state of art. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • 2005
  • Panaiotu C.G., Dumitrescu L., Panaiotu C.E., Bilal E., 2005. Magnetic susceptibility as a proxy for heavy metals in urban areas from Romania. Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society, Vol. 8, Suppl. 1, 44-47
  • Panaiotu C.G., Necula C., Panaiotu C.E., Axente V., 2005. A magnetic investigation of heavy metals pollution in Bucharest. I. Ionel (ed): Sustainability for humanity & environment in the extended connection field science-economy-policy, Scientific reunion of the special program of Alexander von Humbold. Editura Politehnica, 83-86
  • Panaiotu C.G., Hoffmann V., Panaiotu C. E., Necula C., 2005. Variability of the temperature-dependent susceptibility of loess-paleosol deposits from Romania. Journal of the Balkan Geophysical Society, Vol. 8, Suppl. 1, 245-248
  • Vizitiu A., Ilinca G., Stanciu I., 2005. The crystal structure determination and cation ordering analysis of Mn-ilvaite from Dognecea, South-western Banat. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • 2006
  • Anastasiu N., Roban R.D., 2006. The Clasts Origine of Paleogene Formations from the Getic Depression : a Tectogenetic Approach. Proceedings of the XVIIIth Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • Cioaca M.E., Popescu G.C., 2006. Porphyry copper mineralisation from Bolcana, Metaliferi Mts; petrochemical and geochemical aspects. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits, 82, 57-60
  • Hirtopanu P., Udubasa G., 2006. REE-bearing minerals at Ditrau. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • Marincea St., Ilinca Gh., Dumitras D., Seghedi A., Fulop A., 2006. Mineralogical, chemical and cristallochemical studies on minerals with Romanian type localities. Anuarul Instutului Geologic al României
  • Neacsu A., 2006. Rumanite, a distinct Amber species? Proceedings of the XVIIIth Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • Neacsu A., Ilinca G., Topa D., Popescu G.C., Bilal E., 2006. Mineralogical features of Enargite-Cu3AsS4-from Rosia Poieni. Romanian Journal of Mineralogy
  • Panaiotu C.G., Iacob C., Panaiotu C.E., Jianu D., Orza R., 2006. Preliminary paleomagnetic results from Neogene volcanic rocks (eastern Carpathians). SEG-New Orleans extended abstracts volume, 855-858
  • Popescu G.C., Neacsu A., 2006. The phylosophy of ore exploration in Romania. Anuarul Instutului Geologic al României
  • Predeteanu (Jianu) D., 2006. Fluid evolution and gold genesis along a shear zone in the northern Leaota Mountains. Romanian Journal of Mineral Deposits
  • Roban R.D., 2006. Flow Characteristics of the Fan Delta Deposits:Oligocene Cheia Formation, Getic Depression, Romania. Proceedings XVIII th Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • Roban R.D., Melinte M. C., 2006. Paleogene Palaeoclimatic and Palaeoenvironmental Changes in the NE Getic Depression (Romania). Proceedings XVIII th Congress of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association
  • Vlad S.N., Berza T., Seghedi A., Marincea S., Ilinca G., 2006, Centura magmatică si metalogenetică banatitică de vârstă Cretacic superioară din catena alpină a Europei: model metalogenetic. Anuarul Instutului Geologic al României
  • Udubasa S.S., Constantinescu S., Popescu-Pogrion N., Grecu M.N., Popescu V.I., Udubasa G., 2006. Examples of complex investigations on gold bearing sulphides from shear zone related ores. Anuarul Institutului Geologic al Romaniei, 74, 247-250
  • Udubasa G., Udubasa S.S., Constantinescu S., Popescu-Pogrion N., 2006. Micro-, infra-, and nanominerals and their bearing on mineral systematization and ore characterization. & Romanian Journal of Mineralogy (joint volume), 82, 32-36
  • 2007
  • Marinescu M., Bogatu L., Matei M., Neacsu A., 2007. Rersursele minerale la nivel mondial. Revista Minelor

Please send any questions or comments to Cristina Panaiotu at panaiotu@geo.edu.ro