Brusnitsyn, Lev Ivanovich

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Brusnitsyn, Lev Ivanovich


Born 1786 or 1784; died 1857. Russian miner. Son of a factory worker.

In 1795, Brusnitsyn began to work at the Ekaterinburg gold mines as a washer and then as a mining master. In 1814, Brusnitsyn discovered the first stream gold deposits in the Urals where the Berezovka and Pyshma rivers meet. He developed the technology for extracting stream gold.


“Povod k otkrytiiu pervoi zolotopeschanoi rossypi na Urale.” Gornyi zhurnal, 1864, no. 5.


Kozlov, A. G. Tvortsy tekhniki na Urale. Sverdlovsk, 1954.
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