Lev Brusnitsyn

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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.

WORKS

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

REFERENCE

Kozlov, A. G. Tvortsy tekhniki na Urale. Sverdlovsk, 1954.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.