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Anert Eduard Eduardovich (1865-1946

Arsentev Alexey Vsevolodovich (1879 -?) A native of Chita. After graduating from the Chita gymnasium, he graduated from the Tomsk Technological Institute. Nicholas II (1908), as part of the first issue of mining engineers. Took part in the oil exploration expedition

Barbot de Marni Egor Egorovich (1743–1796) French by birth, nobleman by estate. Born in Russia; He served in the Nerchinsk mountain battalion, then as the head of the Nerchinsk plant (1788–1796), builder of the Petrovsky plant (1789), founder of factory schools, mineralogical cabinet in the Nerchinsk plant (more than 2000 minerals and rocks) – the first Trans-Baikal museum, and also Nerchinsko – Factory chemical laboratory. Under his leadership, a collegial Mining Council appeared, resolving some administrative and economic issues. Conductor of a number of reform ideas in the mining industry of the region. Not yet being the head of the Nerchinsk plant in 1787, in his report he noted the need to organize the extraction of colored stones. Gives in his notes the characteristics of the famous mountain Tut-Haltui, parts of the ridge. Adun-chelon, where aquamarines are found. He died at the Nerchinsky plant, buried at the Nerchinsko-Zavodskoy cemetery with his wife. Being progressive, educated and decisive (though some biographers speak of his gentle character)

Belov Vladimir Borisovich – a native of Irkutsk, a graduate of the geological department of the Irkutsk State University (1937), a participant in the Great Patriotic War. One of the pioneers of the Yakut diamonds, winner of the Lenin Prize. He was the head of the party number 129, which is credited with the discovery of rich diamondiferous placers on the River March. Later, he worked on the evaluation of placer diamonds in the Urals (Perm region).

Burov Alexander Petrovich (1898 – 1967) – Born in the Tver province. In 1928 he graduated from the Mining Institute in Leningrad. TsNIGRI Geologist (VSEGEI), a well-known geologist-diamond maker, the Chief Geologist of the Diamond Exploration Directorate, Mingeo USSR (Third Board), who was awarded the title of State and Lenin Prize for his work in the industry. Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. Major research work

Voznesensky Vladimir Alexandrovich (1863-1927 gg.) A native of the Kursk province, graduated from the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg. He worked in the European part of Russia on the instructions of the geological committee. In 1897, in the case of the People’s Democrats, he was imprisoned in a fortress, then, as a politically unreliable, he was expelled to the Yakutsk Region, but at the request of

Gedroits Anton Edmundovich (1848-1909). Born in the Baltic part of the Russian Empire, conducted research in Central Asia, the European part of Russia. From 1895, for three years, he explored Eastern Transbaikalia between the rivers. Argun in the south and pp. Nercha, Kuenga and Uryum in the north. The length of its expedition routes in Transbaikalia was more than 7,000 miles. He established four distinct ranges in the southeastern Transbaikalia and gave them the names: Gazimur-Undinsky (now Gazimursky), Nerchinsky, Urulyungue-Borzinsky (now Klichkinsky) and Urulyungue-Argunsky (now Argunsky). After visiting a number of pegmatite veins of the Borschovochny Ridge, he collected and transferred to the museum of the geographical society in Chita a rich mineralogical collection. Together with

Georgi Ivan Ivanovich (Johann Gottlieb) (1729 – 1802

Gerasimov Alexander Pavlovich (1869-1942) Born and graduated from high school in Irkutsk. He graduated from the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg in 1893. From 1895 he worked as part of the East Siberian (later Trans-Baikal) mining party for 4 years in connection with the construction of the Siberian Railway. For 4 years committed approx. 10 thousand km of route research. Participated in drawing up a map of the Trans-Baikal region (completed in 1903). Investigated the central Transbaikalia from the meridian of Nerchinsk in the east, the Yablonevy Range in the west and Mongolia in the south. The works partially covered the Vitim plateau, where they found the remains of two Quaternary volcanoes, to which he gave the names of Mushketov and Obruchev. In the upper river. Ingoda he climbed Sokhondo’s goat, the highest peak of Transbaikalia. Then, as part of the Lena Party, he worked in the so-called “far taiga” – north of the Kropotkin ridge, in the basin of the r. Wachi, Kadali, Holomkho, Zhui, Charms and Olekma. He spent about 10 years on expeditions in Siberia and repeatedly returned to these materials in his scientific articles over the following years. In 1896-98 He was in charge of managing the affairs of the East-Siberian Branch of the Geographical Society in Irkutsk. Since 1915 – Secretary of the Glacial Commission. From 1914 he worked in the All-Russian Mineralogical Society, first as scientific secretary, and since 1936 – as chairman, for a total of more than 30 years. For the study of Eastern Siberia and cartographic work awarded him a medal. N. M. Przhevalsky. He died in the evacuation in Sverdlovsk.

Hess German Ivanovich (1802 – 1850

Grudinin Methodius Ivanovich (born in 1929) – Born in s. Grudinino, Irkutsk region. Geologist, doctor

Gurulev Stanislav Andreevich (born in 1928) – A native of Olovyannaya station, Chita region. He graduated with honors in 1952 from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University. The geologist, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, was engaged in the study of hyperbasites and related deposits, including deposits of jade, colored diopside in the East Siberian region. In particular, he argued that the blue diopside of the Yoko-Dovyrensky massif cannot be called a violan.

Dzevanovsky Yury Konstantinovich (1907-1971) – a well-known geologist, a student of the professor

Ditmar Vladimir Georgievich (1903-1967) – Born in the town of Stary Oskol (Kursk Province),. The geologist, the author of many geological reports, has been involved in many years of observations on the Precambrian stratigraphy and regional metallogeny of Eastern Siberia and the Far East. The author of a sheet of geological survey of scale 1: 1,000,000, sheet O-49 (Kirensk). He studied at the Vitebsk gymnasium, graduated from the Mining Institute in Leningrad in 1928, began working at the Geological Committee of the Supreme Economic Council, as a student of Geolkom (later VSEGEI), a geologist of the Yakutsk Regional GRU, a researcher at the Arctic Institute, a geologist of the Far Eastern Geological Administration, in the Gold Exploration Trust is the chief geologist of the Far Taiga of the Lensky gold district (Bodaibinsky District, Irkutsk Region), the head of the Forestry Expedition of the Geological Administration (Chita Oblast t) employee FGI. In the years 1930-31. short-term service in the ranks of the Red Army. He participated in two expeditions to Chukotka, was engaged in mapping the Eastern Sayan, exploration of iron ore in the Far East. In 1947, he first described the Charoite rock, identifying it as cummingtonite shale. In connection with the investigation of the “Krasnoyarsk case of pest geologists”, he was mentioned among the persons “from a socially alien environment” and was forced temporarily (1950-52) to resign from VSEGEI. Since 1961, he permanently lived in Blagoveshchensk, worked in the geological and geophysical laboratory of the Far Eastern Geological Institute until his retirement in 1966. He died and was buried in the city of Blagoveshchensk.

Zhemchuzhnikov Yuri Apollonovich (1885-1957) – Geologist, Corr. AH CCCP (1946), a recognized specialist in the geology of caustobioliths. Born in the city of Samara. He graduated from the Gorny Institute in Petrograd in 1915, and taught in the same place c 1920 (Prof. c 1930). From 1904 to 1941 (with interruptions) he worked in the Geological Committee (from 1939 – VSEGEI), from 1945 to 1957. – at the Institute of Geol. Sciences (now Geological Institute PAH). Author of numerous manuals and textbooks on paleofaunistics, petrography of coals, geology of caustobioliths, etc. For several years, in the 30s and then, during the Great Patriotic War in evacuation in Eastern Siberia (Cheremkhovo), he studied coal and boghedov (gagatov) of the Irkutsk coal basin. He believed that, because of their composition, gagats of Eastern Siberia are not “real” and suggested calling them conditionally “Siberian gagat”. Read more

Zilbermints Veniamin Arkadyevich (1887-1939) – Born in Poltava. He graduated from St. Petersburg University. Russian geologist, mineralogist, geochemist. Professor, Doctor of Science, Head. geochemical laboratory of the All-Union Institute of Mineral Resources. Participated in the work of the radium expedition in the area

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Izhitsky Nikolai Leonovich – graduated from the Mining Institute in 1889 in St. Petersburg and for three years (1894–96) as part of the Central Siberian Mountain Party, conducted research in the southern and eastern part of the Irkutsk province from the r. Biryusy in the Eastern Sayan to the basin of the river. Ilim in the north, as well as on the coast of Lake. Baikal. Due to illness, I could not process my field materials. Participated in the White movement. He died in exile in Yugoslavia.

Karpinsky Alexander Petrovich (1846-1936) Geologist, Director of the Geological Committee, later President of the USSR Academy of Sciences. I have never been to Siberia personally, but in many respects I determined the research policy of this region as the head of the Geological Committee of Russia. He also processed some Siberian collections of minerals and rocks.

Matvey Ivanovich Kovanko (1823-1874) from a clan of hereditary Poltava Cossacks, a nobleman, staff captain, mining engineer. In 1845, he graduated from the Institute of Mining Engineers Corps in St. Petersburg, sent to the Okrug of Nerchinsky refineries to inspect the gold fields of Gazimursko-Voskresenskaya distance and mines of colored stones located along the river. Unde, Urulga, inspection of the mines in Adun-Chelon region, member of the secret Transbaikalian expedition (1849-1851), in the Commission

Koksharov Nikolai Ivanovich (1818 – 1893

Kolenko Boris Zakharovich (1856-1946) – a geologist, was born in Chisinau. He graduated from St. Petersburg University (natural department). He came to Siberia at a mature age, a well-established specialist with thirty years of experience in geology. In 1907 he was invited to the Trans-Baikal railway. to study the sections along the Circum-Baikal Road and supervise the various educational institutions of the Office of this road. Engaged in petrographic research at Circum-Baikal

Konev, Alexey Andrianovich (1928 – 2009

Korzhinsky Dmitry Sergeevich – (1899-1985) – an outstanding geologist, academician. He was born in St. Petersburg, received his primary education at home, graduated from a gymnasium, a real school, and a geological department of the Mining Institute in Leningrad. He worked in Geolkom, and after its reorganization in TsNIGRI (later VSEGEI). In the mid-thirties of the 20th century, he worked in the Baikal region on phlogopite and lapis lazuli deposits, where he created his famous theory of open systems that occur in metasomatism and introduced the concept of mobile and inert components. During these years he began to develop his own methods of physico-chemical analysis of mineral parageneses, which later formed the basis of a new scientific direction in theoretical petrology — the creation of the thermodynamic theory of open systems. The study of the skarn deposits of phlogopite and lapis lazuli has led

Kostyleva-Labuntsova Ekaterina Evtikhievna (1894-1977). One of the first Russian women mineralogists, student

Kotelnikov Leonid G. (1899 – 1935). A native of Lipetsk. He graduated from the Polytechnic Institute in Leningrad. Geologist TsNIGRI. For 3 years (1927-30) he conducted a geological survey of the Irkutsk coal-bearing basin and the marginal areas of the Eastern Sayan. In 1931 he conducted a geological survey of Fr. Olkhon and the coast of the lake. Baikal, from 1932 to 1934, was the head of one of the geological parties for the survey of the Olekminsk-Vitim mountainous country, where he undermined his health. He died in Moscow.

Kulibin Alexander Ivanovich (1799-1837

Labuntsov Alexander Nikolaevich (1884-1963) – a famous mineralogist, a subtle expert on stone. He graduated from the artillery school in St. Petersburg (1904), participated in the Russian-Japanese and the First World Wars. He studied at the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute and St. Petersburg University. Served in 1919 in the army

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Lazebnik Kira Alexandrovna (1929-2002). – was born in g. Makhachkala. In 1952 she graduated from the Geological Faculty of Lviv University and there is a graduate school there. She worked in the 107th GRES Mingeo USSR. After in the period – 1960–2002. at the Institute of Geology of Diamond and Noble Metals, YaFAN USSR (SB RAS). Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences. Made a huge contribution to the study of mineralogy and the genesis of charoite rocks; it discovered new minerals: davanite (1983), tokcoit (1985), francamente (1995), nabalamprofillite (2003), described dozens of rare mineral species, some of which were first found in the USSR and Russia. Author of more than 70 scientific papers, including “Rare Minerals of Yakutia”; “Mineralogy of the Murunsky alkaline massif” and others. Founder of the reference collection “Minerals of Yakutia”.

Levinson-Lessing Franz Yulievich – geologist, outstanding petrographer, academician. Born in St. Petersburg, he graduated from the gymnasium and the university there. From that moment began his scientific and educational activities. At various times, he headed the Petrographic Service of Geolkom, was the dean of the chemical faculty of the St. Petersburg Polytechnic Institute, the director of the Petrographic Institute of the USSR Academy of Sciences, held many leading positions in other geological scientific structures of Russia and the USSR. In Eastern Siberia, he studied the traps of the Siberian platform in the region of the years. Tulun and Nizhneudinsk, and Bratsk (Angarsk rapids area). He proposed and experimentally proved the possibility of using this material as a stone cast. Name

Levitsky Valery Ivanovich (b. 1946, Minsk). Mineralogical Geochemist, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences (2000), professor. In 1970 he graduated from the geological department of the Leningrad State University, since 1970 he has been working at the Institute of Geochemistry of the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (Irkutsk). Currently, he is a leading researcher in the laboratory of geochemistry of metamorphic and metasomatic processes. He has numerous works, including on geochemistry and mineralogy of semi-precious and collection minerals of the Baikal and East Siberia regions. In the late 90s of the 20th century, he participated in the search and evaluation of corundum and spinel mineralization of the Sayan region together with geologists from the State Hydro-Industrial Enterprise “Baikalkvartssamotsotsyty” At the Irkutsk National Research University (former Polytechnic Institute) for geology students gave lecture courses: “Mineralogy of gemstones” Diagnosis of gems. The author of textbooks on this topic. Chairman of the East-Siberian Branch of the All-Russian Mineralogical Society.

Levitsky Oleg Dmitrievich (1909 – 1961) – geologist, corresponding member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. In 1930 he graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute, where his teachers were

Lobatskaya Raisa Moiseevna – engineer-geologist, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor. She graduated from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University. Founder and permanent head of the department of gemology at NI ISTU. The author of works on gemology, the history of jewelry in Siberia, several poetry collections.

Lovits Tobiy Egorovich (Johann Tobias) (1757–1804), an outstanding Russian chemist, academician of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Born in Gottingen, he came to Russia with his father, a famous astronomer. After the tragic death of his father (who was captured by one of the detachments of E. Pugachev and executed during an expedition to Russia), he was brought up in the family of Academician L. Euler. He did not receive a systematic education, he briefly studied at the University of Göttingham (he attended two courses of lectures), worked as an apprentice pharmacist at the Main Petersburg Pharmacy. There he became interested in chemistry and, despite the lack of systematic knowledge, he turned out to be a brilliant experimental chemist. As an analytical chemist, Lovitz analyzed minerals and improved methods for qualitative and quantitative analysis. He analyzed many well-known rocks, clays, pyrites, ocher, natural alum and soda, graphite, zeolites, precious minerals, as well as combustible minerals, coal, peat, organic substances, etc.

Lopatin Innokentiy Aleksandrovich (1839–1909). A native of Krasnoyarsk, the son of a gold producer, in 1860 graduated from the Mining Institute (Institute of the Mining Engineers Corps) in St. Petersburg. After graduation, he was appointed to serve in the Nerchinsk Plants, was appointed official of special assignments in the Mining Department. Ch. management of Eastern Siberia and is focused on private gold mining of the Yenisei district (1860). He studied the effects of earthquakes at the mouth of the river. Selenga, conducted geological studies and mineral exploration in the Ussuri region (1862), in the expedition of Geographic Society on Vitim (1865; diary published in 1895), in Turukhansk region in the lower reaches of the Yenisei, searching for the remains of a mammoth (1866; diary published in 1897). Compiled by geol. map of Eastern Transbaikalia. Participated in expeditions in the Amur region in the south of Sakhalin (1867-1868). After retirement (1870, for health reasons), he continued expeditionary work on behalf of Geographical Society and St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences – in the upper reaches of the Yenisei River (1873), in the lower reaches of the Angara River (1874), in the Chulym and Podkamennaya Tunguska basins (1877), archaeological research (known collection of the Bronze Age), studied the traces of the glaciation and permafrost. He died in Krasnoyarsk. By name

Maak Richard Karlovich (1826-1886) – He graduated from the course of St. Petersburg University, worked as a teacher in the Irkutsk gymnasium, then as a director of the schools of the Irkutsk province. In Irkutsk elected member of staff Sib. Dep. RGO, on behalf of which he made three large expeditions in the river basin. Viluy, in Transbaikalia and on the river. Cupid and Ussuri. In the summer of 1854 the leader of the expedition to the region of the RR. Viluy, Olekma, Chona. The route was more than 8 thousand km. The result was a geographical map p. Vilyuy, description of the relief, deposits of brown coal and other minerals, significant Botnical, ethnographic and historical materials. They were examined manifestations of viluit and grosslyara on the mouth of the river. Akhtarandy, dioptase from the Yenisei gold-bearing area. By name

Meglitsky Nikolay Gavrilovich (1825-1857) Born in Austria. In 1846 he graduated from St. Petersburg Mining Institute (Institute of Mining Engineers Corps) and was assigned to serve in the Altai Mining District. In 1849 he was appointed to Eastern Siberia for geological research. The first trip here was to the Carian gold fields in Transbaikalia. He explored the left bank of the river. Shilki to the village of Byankinsky and the mountain Polosatik, studied the shores of Baikal (as a result of which he made a geological map). In 1850 he was assigned to the Yakut expedition (he studied the Endybalskoye lead deposit in Verkhoyansk) together with Kovanko

Meister Alexander Karlovich (1865-1938 gg.) A native of Moscow. He graduated from Moscow University and the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg after which he was sent to Geolkom (later for a number of years he was in the management of the committee: first assistant director, and in 1918-21 – director of Geolkom.). Participated in field research in Siberia since 1893, and from 1907 he worked in Eastern Siberia as part of the Lena Party (the eastern part of the Lensky gold-bearing region, the middle course of the Vitim River, the central plateau of the Vitim Highland – the Barguzinsky gold-bearing region). He was one of the few geologists who issued the most comprehensive preliminary and final reports that have retained much of their importance to the present (not only historical information). Repressed after the liquidation of Geolkom. Posthumously rehabilitated. By name

Melnikov Mikhail Petrovich (1856 – 1900) – mining engineer, mineralogist. After graduating from the Mining Institute in St. Petersburg in 1878, he was left with him and spent all his subsequent service at the Museum of the Mining Institute, largely defining the face of the Mining Museum, prepared dozens of mineral collections for educational institutions of Russia and some foreign universities. He left behind a whole series of works on the precious and colorful stone of the Urals, Siberia, a guide to the museum of the Mining Institute. A big merit is considered to be the processing of materials by the Yakut expedition of mining engineer Meglitsky.

Naletov Petr Ivanovich (1898 – 1990) – geologist, graduate and professor of the Irkutsk State University (IGU), researcher of the central Transbaikalia, one of the founders of the geological museum of the Irkutsk geological administration, founder of the geological museum of the geological department of the IGU. Dream

Nefedov Evgeny Ivanovich (1910 – 1976). Geologist, mineralogist, researcher of VSEGEI. He graduated from the Mining Institute in Leningrad. He began an independent geological activity in 1934 as the head of the Adun-Chelonsky exploration party at the gemstone deposit of the same name, and later as a geologist at TsNIGRI. Worked under the guidance of a professor.

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Odintsov Mikhail Mikhailovich (1911 – 1980 gg.) – Geologist, corresponding member. USSR Academy of Sciences, professor and dean of the geological department of the Irkutsk State University, founder and first director of the Institute of the Earth Crust of the Siberian Branch of the USSR Academy of Sciences in Irkutsk, as G. Kh. Feinstein called him – “the father of Siberian diamonds”. Born in the city of Irkutsk, in 1936 he graduated from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University, whose dean was subsequently. During the war years he worked as the head of the Mama expedition, the author of the state geological map, 1: 1,000,000 (N-47.48). Initiator,

Pansner Lawrence Ivanovich (Johann Heinrich Lorenz) (1777-1851). Born in Germany, in Russia since 1803, in 1805 he participated in the Chinese Embassy as a mineralogist.

Peretolchin Sergey Pavlovich (1863–1914). Born on the Nadezhdinsky mine in the Bodaibinsk district of the Irkutsk province, a graduate of the Irkutsk Technical School, a mining engineer by education, a well-known Irkutsk scientist who is in love with his native Siberia, a researcher of the Eastern Sayan, an active activist of the East Siberian branch of the Geographical Society. He died on an expedition under mysterious circumstances (he went missing, the remains were found only a year later). In V. Sayane on

Petrov Valery Petrovich (born in 1908), born in Kovno, a well-known geologist, doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences, professor, specialist in non-metallic minerals. including precious, colored and ornamental stones. He worked in various regions of Russia: in the Caucasus, Eastern Siberia. The main works relating to jewelry, ornamental and collection stone:

Precious and colored stones. Due to Moscow University, 1963

Popular science edition. General information about precious and ornamental stones. Mention of individual episodes of Permikin

Stories of three unusual minerals. M, Nedra, 1978

One of the sections is devoted to pegmatite and contact-metasomatic deposits of muscovite and phlogopite of the Mamsky and Slyudyansky geological regions of the Irkutsk region. The history of the discovery and exploration of deposits, the genesis, and related minerals is given in a popular form.

Tales of the ornamental stone. M, Nedra, 1982

In a popular form it is told about ornamental stones of different deposits of Russia and the world. From the stones of the Siberian region are mentioned: jet, agalmatolit, charoite, sun stone, agate, carnelian.

Stories about precious stones. M, Nedra, 1985

In a popular form tells about precious and ornamental stones, the origin, history, application. From the deposits of the Siberian region, manifestations of chrysolite, beryl, lapis lazulite, and nephrite are described and described. Fields: Khara-Nurskoe (

Preobrazhensky Pavel Ivanovich (1874-1944)

Its main works in Eastern Siberia were associated with geological studies in the Lensky gold-bearing region, the Patom Highlands, Transbaikalia, and the eastern part of the Eastern Sayan. This geologist (by recall

Razgildeev Ivan Evgrafovich (

Rzhosnitsky Adolf Genrikhovich (1880-1920), a native of Kiev, studied at Moscow University, but did not pass the state exam because of his arrest and exile in 1906 for 10 years in a political case in Eastern Siberia. The first years he was kept in the Bratsk prison, and since 1910 he lived in a settlement in the city of Irkutsk. In 1908 he succeeded in obtaining a permit for geological work in Eastern Siberia under the auspices of the St. Petersburg Mineralogical Society. In reference

Rogov Yury Gavrilovich (1935- gg.) A native of Yakutsk. He graduated from the Irkutsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute and for many years (1957–1994) worked as a geologist, party chief, chief geologist, and chief environmentalist on the Sosnovskaya expedition (later PGO Sosnovgeology). The discoverer of five deposits of uranium and a unique deposit of charoite Lilac stone. Winner of the Lenin Prize.

Rogova Vera Parfentievna She graduated from the Irkutsk Mining and Metallurgical Institute and in the period 1957-1999. worked as a mineralogist, a leading geologist-mineralogist, head of the mineralogical and petrographic service as part of the Sosnovskaya expedition (later PGO “Sosnovgeology”). The discoverer of five new minerals (including charoite and tinaxite) and a unique deposit of charoite Lilac stone. Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Professor, Honored Geologist of Russia.

Rodionov Grigoriy Grigorievich (1907- 1999). A native of Irkutsk, graduated from the East-Siberian Polytechnic, after which he worked on the mum deposits of Mom. After graduating from the Irkutsk Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in 1935, he was appointed head of the exploration party, then worked as a regional geologist, chief geologist of the Soyuzlyud trust, and leads exploration work on phlogopite in Aldan. Since 1949 – Ch. a geologist of the Glavslyuda trust, and later after the reorganization – an employee, head. Department of VIMS, expert GKZ and VAK, etc.

Rukavets Vladimir Fedorovich – (1932-2002) After graduating from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University in 1957, he was sent to work at the Buryat Geological Department that was formed at that time, where he worked for more than 35 years. He was engaged in geological surveying, evaluation of mineral deposits, including objects of gemstone raw materials, high-purity quartz raw materials and diamonds. For many years he worked with young geologists, actively participated in the all-Union movement of geological campaigns.

Ryazanov Vladimir Dmitrievich (1869-1925) participated in the geological survey on the Circum-Baikal Railway, worked in the Cheremkhovo coal basin. In 1905-06 at the suggestion of a private entrepreneur led oil exploration on the eastern shore of the lake. Baikal. As a geologist of the Irkutsk Mining Administration, he led the capturing of the Yamarovsky mineral spring in central Transbaikalia. By the way, he invented the clinometer to determine the angle of curvature of boreholes.

Sarsadski Natalya Nikolaevna – geologist, author and promoter of the schlich method for searching diamonds through pyropes dispersion flows. This method applied in practice

Svitalsky Nikolay Ignatievich (1884-1937). Well-known geologist and teacher, was born in Kharkov province. After studying in a real school, he graduated from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute in 1911, from 1912 to 1920. on the instructions of the Geological Committee, conducts geological surveys in the Barguzinsky, Lensky, Tsipikansky gold-bearing areas, the northern part of the Nerchinsky mining district. He studied the polymetallic and gold deposits of the region. Further his career took place in the Central and Western parts of Russia. He taught in the universities of Ukraine, in Leningrad, President of the Academy of Sciences of the Ukrainian SSR. In 1937, he was repressed and shot, information about the burial site in the archival materials is not available. In his honor named iron minerals – svitsalskit.

Sidorov Mikhail Konstantinovich (1823 – 1887). A Russian industrialist and public figure, born in the city of Arkhangelsk, was very jealous of the dominance of foreigners in Russia and, with his indefatigable energy and initiative, developed domestic crafts in every way. He had no system education, he was engaged in self-education all his life. At the head of the exploration parties went around the whole of Siberia. Discovered the richest deposits of graphite on the river. Kureike in Turukhansk region, but it did not bring him commercial success. Sidorov brought the first schooner with graphite to Norway. “I tried,” wrote Sidorov, “to prove that in our North there are enormous riches that we do not use.” He considered the development of the North as the main business of his life, proof of the possibility of through navigation in the Northern latitudes of the Arctic Ocean and the opening of new trade roads. He was widely known as a patron of arts. After himself, he almost did not leave any funds, but many Russian and foreign learned societies considered him to be their member. Dying in poverty and in a foreign land, he never for a moment doubted that he had lived life correctly … In the name of

Sidorov Anatoly Vasilyevich – Associate Professor, Department of Mineralogy, Faculty of Geology (1962-1965. – Dean), Irkutsk Polytechnic Institute, from 1947 to 1975. scientific director of the mineralogical museum of the university, who has done a lot for the formation of collections and exhibitions of this largest in Siberia and the Far East mineralogical museum. Name

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Sobolev Vladimir Stepanovich (1908-1982). Soviet geologist, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Born in the city of Lugansk in Ukraine, graduated from the Leningrad Mining Institute (LGI) with a degree in mining engineering. He worked at the Central Research Geological Research Institute, Siberian Geological Administration (Irkutsk). In the years 1958-1981

Solonenko Victor Prokopevich (1916-1988) – a geologist, a graduate and professor of the Irkutsk University, a well-known seismologist. Doctor geol.-min. Sciences (1952), Professor (1953), Corresponding Member of the USSR Academy of Sciences (1966). The author of 350 scientific papers, he discovered 21 deposits of graphite. In the 50s of the 20th century, the first review of the most significant deposits of colored stones in the region was made (Colored and ornamental stones of Eastern Siberia. Tr. Irkutsk State University, Series Geol., Vol. XIV, Issue 4).

Stepanov Viktor Ivanovich (1924-1988). A man without degrees and titles, who left a significant contribution to the Russian modern mineralogical science, gathered a rich collection of minerals, later transferred to the Mineralogical Museum of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Sushkevich Boris Iosifovich (1925-2009) – a geologist, graduated in 1950 from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University. After graduation he worked in the Irkutsk Geological Administration, participated in geological expeditions abroad (Mongolia, Indonesia). In the period 1975-1985. He led the party on the evaluation of gem and collection stone in the Irkutsk region. He is the author of several production reports and specialized gemstone color cards. One of the discoverers of the Savinsky magnesite deposit.

Taskin Alexey Nikolaevich (1805-1875

Feinstein Grigory Haimovich (1914 – 2000 gg.) – A native with. Domna-Eravno (Buryatia), graduated from the geological department of the Irkutsk State University. He began his career as an elementary school teacher. He came to geology in 1938, having gone from a collector and an ordinary geologist to the head of the party. Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, winner of the Lenin Prize. Geological party under his leadership in the middle reaches of the river. Viluy on the Sobolina Spit in August 1949 the first diamond deposit was discovered in Yakutia. Since 1964, in the position of senior research officer, head of department, head of sector, he worked in VostsibNIIGIMS, Irkutsk. He was the curator of the Ministry of Geology of the USSR in search of diamonds in the Irkutsk region and the Krasnoyarsk Territory. He retired in 1989. In his book of memoirs “Behind us stand the cities” he left memories of many employees of participants in diamond expeditions: geologists, beneficiaries, technical staff, workers, managers …

Habardin Yuri Ivanovich (born in 1926) – a geologist, a graduate of the correspondence department of the geological department of the Irkutsk State University, a native of the city of Kirensk, the Irkutsk Region. In 1955, discovered the first industrial in

Chekanovsky Alexander Lavrentievich (1832-1876 gg.), A Pole by birth, was born in the Volyn province. He studied at the Kiev and Dorpat universities, after participating in the Polish uprising in 1863, he was exiled to Siberia. He lived in a settlement in the village. Darasun, and then in sec. Bratsky Ostrog on r. Angara, later at the request of the Academy of Sciences, he was allowed to move to Irkutsk and take part in the work of the Siberian department of the Geographical Society. His research took place in the south of the Irkutsk province, in Sayanie, Yakutia, the basin of the r. N. Tunguska. He visited many deposits, including the lapis lazuli deposits on the r. M. Fast. Discovered deposits of coal and graphite), Lena and Olenek. He worked in the Mineralogical Museum of the St. Petersburg Academy of Sciences. Processed geological and paleontological materials of the Siberian expeditions. He developed the foundations of the regional geology of the Baikal region, discovered the trap province of Vost. Siberia. For the first time gave a scientific description of the geological structure of the center. and sowing parts of the Siberian platform. He committed suicide. The mountain range in Yakutia and the village in the Irkutsk region are named after him.


Shmakin Boris Matveevich (1931 – 2009) – a native of Moscow, a geochemist and mineralogist, doctor of geological sciences. Sciences, chapters. scientific sotr. Institute of Geochemistry, Siberian Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Irkutsk State Technical University (ISTU). In 1954 he graduated from the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute, since 1960 he worked at the Institute of Geochemistry of the USSR Academy of Sciences in the city of Irkutsk. A well-known researcher of mica, rare metal and mire-bearing pegmatites, including those with precious and colored stones. Studies conducted not only in Eastern Siberia and Russia, but also in many foreign countries. In recent years, despite deteriorating health, he has not lost his activity, being keenly interested in all the events at the institute, remaining as sociable and friendly towards his colleagues. Read more …

Schukin Vladimir Nikolaevich (born in 1929 in the Perm Region) – a well-known geologist-diamond maker, after graduating from the Ural University in 1952, was distributed in Yakutia, with which he linked his geological fate. He worked in southern Yakutia, where they found a diamond in a gravel in one of the rivers of the Aldan Basin. Since 1954, he moved to the Amakinskaya expedition, where he finally decided and formed as a diamond specialist. An experienced search engine in one of the field seasons, he found three kimberlite pipes, two of them in the rank of the field.

Schukin Semen Semenovich (1795-1868) Teacher at the Irkutsk gymnasium, one of the first to report on Siberian nephritis. Read more …

Schukin Nikolai Nikolaevich – Mining engineer, graduated in 1907. Mining Institute in St. Petersburg, in 1910 – surveyor of the Irkutsk Mining Administration, the author of descriptions of a number of trips to the deposits of colored stones of the Eastern Sayan.

Shcheglov Ivan Zinovievich – the veterinary doctor of the Nerchinsk mountain expedition, in 1827, described the ahtarandit as a new mineral and offered to give it this name, and described the new mineral found by Kulibin in the limestone of the Kokuy mountain near the Nerchinsk plant, proposing to call it after the discoverer kulibinite.

Eichwald Yuli Ivanovich (Johann Gottlieb) 1827–1900 – a native of Mitavy, mining engineer, secret adviser, in 1848. graduated from St. Petersburg Mining Institute, began to serve as pom. manager of the gold industry in the Nerchinsk district (1850). In 1854-56 was on a business trip abroad to visit silver mines and study silver smelting. Then the office manager of the Alexander District of the Nerchinsk Horn. reign (1860), horn. beginning Nerchinsky zdov (1865). From 1866 he was elected professor of the mining and surveying arts of the Mining Institute (1869-1871), beginning. Altai factories (1871-1882). Big fan of mineralogy. Revised and actively replenished the mineralogical collection of the Nerchinsk mining school. For many years, he rendered assistance in the formation of the mineralogy offices of the Perm plants, the Paris Conservatory, the Mining Institute of St. Petersburg, the Irkutsk and Barnaul museums, and the Moscow University. He first discovered eremeevit, a rare aluminum borate Al6 (BO3) 5 (OH, F) 3 in the form of free crystals among the granite floor of the town of Soktuy in the 70s of the XIX century.

Yurgenson Georgiy Alexandrovich – geologist

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