Bulgaria ranks first in production of copper and gold in Europe, according to the Bulgarian Mining Chamber. Furthermore, Bulgaria is among the first in the European mining. In the sector are employed nearly 24,000 people and for the previous year is recorded growth in the average wage in the industry. Almost 600 are the mining localities in the country. Despite the good results in the extraction of gold and copper, the coal remains the main raw material mined in Bulgaria.
Source : econ