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.