Feliks Nikolaevich Shakhov

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Shakhov, Feliks Nikolaevich


Born Oct. 12 (24), 1894, in the village of Beloiarskoe, in what is now Altai Krai; died Oct. 30, 1971, in Novosibirsk. Soviet geologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1958).

After graduating from the Tomsk Technological Institute in 1922, Shakhov remained to work there. In 1935 he became a professor and head of a subdepartment at the institute (now the Tomsk Polytechnic Institute). In 1957 he was appointed head of a laboratory and head of the division of geochemistry of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics of the Siberian Division of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in Novosibirsk. Shakhov’s main works dealt with the geology and origin of ore deposits and with rare and radioactive elements, problems of metallogeny, and the methodology of prospecting and geological exploration.

Shakhov was awarded the Order of Lenin and two other orders.


“Feliks Nikolaevich Shakhov” (obituary). Geologiia i geofizika, 1971, no. 11.
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