(49) The Irkutsk district court at the turn of the 20th century conducted itinerant sessions less than 20 times annually, visiting Balagansk and Nizhneudinsk, and made single combined trips for three settlements at once--Verkholensk, Kirensk, and Bodaibo
. The Irkutsk court exceeded the district courts of Tobol'sk and Tomsk only in terms of the duration and distance of individual trips made by its members: those who traveled the circuit "Irkutsk--Verkholensk--Kirensk--Bodaibo and back" were away from home sometimes for 50 days and had to travel by river and horse-drawn transport for more than 3,400 versts.
Today the center of East Siberian gold mining is at Bodaibo
Residents in the town of Bodaibo
, in the Irkutsk region of Siberia, saw a large luminous body looking like a ``huge stone'' fall from the sky on Thursday, according to Russian newspaper Pravda.
Lenzoloto has alluvial and hard rock mining licences in the region around Bodaibo
in northern Irkutsk administrative region, and these include a licence to mine the giant Sukhoi Log hard rock deposit.
Maryte Kontrimaites father not only was valued by the authorities as an excellent carpenter and jack of all trades (in Bodaibo
his skills prevented his family from being sent to even more distant regions and later facilitated his return to his native village in Lithuania); he was also famed for his ability to slaughter pigs, a skill that provided him with fresh meat in return for the service.