Fedor Kuzmich Shipulin

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Shipulin, Fedor Kuz’mich


Born Nov. 10 (23), 1913, in the village of Abai, in what is now Gorno-Altai Autonomous Oblast; died Aug. 19, 1972, in the settlement of Saranpaul’, Tiumen’ Oblast; buried in Moscow. Soviet geologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1970). Member of the CPSU from 1946.

Shipulin graduated from the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute in 1939. From 1939 to 1946 he conducted geological explorations in the Mongolian People’s Republic. Between 1946 and 1952 he was head of the geology division of the Far East Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. From 1952 to 1955 he worked at the Geological Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. In 1955 he began working at the Institute of Geology of Ore Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy, and Geochemistry of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, where he became head of the geochemistry division in 1967.

Shipulin’s works dealt with geochemistry, petrography, and the theory of ore deposits. Shipulin established the formational independence of small intrusions, the general regularities underlying the crystallization of silicate melts, and the genetic relationship between concentrations of individual groups of chemical elements and different magmatic centers. He developed the fundamentals of the petrological analysis of magmatic processes at the atomic and molecular levels.

Shipulin was awarded the Order of the Badge of Honor and various medals.


“Otshcheplennye i samostoiatel’nye malye intruzii i ikh metallogenicheskoe znachenie.” In the collection Kriterii sviazi orudeneniia s magmatizmom primenitel’no k izucheniiu rudnykh raionov. Moscow, 1965.
Intruzii i rudoobrazovanie. Moscow, 1968.
Intruzii, gidrotermal’no-metasomaticheskie obrazovaniia i mednomolibdenovoe orudenenie. Moscow, 1975. (With others.)


“Pamiati F. K. Shipulina.” Geologiia rudnykh mestorozhdenii, 1972, vol. 14, no. 6.


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