Ivan Kostov Nikolov

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Ivan Kostov
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Native name Иван Костов Николов
Born 24 December 1913 (1913-12-24) O.S.
Plovdiv, Kingdom of Bulgaria
Died 31 March 2004 (2004-04-01) (aged 90)
Sofia, Republic of Bulgaria
Nationality Flag of Bulgaria.svgBulgarian
Fields mineralogy; geology, X-ray crystallography
Institutions Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", London Imperial College, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, National Museum of Natural History (Bulgaria)
Alma mater Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", London Imperial College
Known for Kostov's Classification of Minerals

Ivan Kostov Nikolov (Bulgarian: Иван Костов Николов) (December 24, 1913 (O.S.) Plovdiv, Bulgaria – March 31, 2004 Sofia, Bulgaria) was a Bulgarian geologist, mineralogist and crystallographer.[1][2]

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The mineral kostovite was named in his honour.[3] Also named in his honour were a genus of cretaceous ammonites[4] and the Institute of Mineralogy of Crystallography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.

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