Grigorii Ivanovich Gorbunov

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Gorbunov, Grigorii Ivanovich


Born Oct. 13, 1918, in the village of Dor, in what is now Niuksenitsa Raion, Vologda Oblast. Soviet geologist. Corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR (1972). Member of the CPSU since 1944.

After graduating from the Moscow Geological Prospecting Institute in 1941, Gorbunov took part in the exploration of ore deposits in Kirghizia and Murmansk Oblast. In 1971 he was named chairman of the Presidium of the Kola Branch of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

Gorbunov’s principal works deal with regional metallogeny, problems of prospecting for useful minerals, and the geology and structure of ore deposits. He has established regularities in the distribution of magmatic sulfide copper-nickel deposits.

Gorbunov has been awarded the Order of the October Revolution, two other orders, and various medals.


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Atlas tekstur i struklur sul’fidnykh medno-nikelevykh rud Kol’skogo poluostrova. Leningrad, 1973. (Coauthor.)
Struktury medno-nikelevykh rudnykh polei i mestorozhdenii Kol’skogo poluostrova. Leningrad, 1978. (Coauthor.)
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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