Vysotskh, Nikolai

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Vysotskh, Nikolai Konstantingvich


Born Apr. 11 (23), 1864, in Barnaul; died Aug. 7, 1932, in Leningrad. Soviet geologist and mining engineer.

After his graduation from the St. Petersburg Mining Institute in 1891, Vysotskii worked on the Geological Committee. He was a specialist on the geology of platinum deposits. His basic works are devoted to the characteristics of the most important industrial regions in the Urals (the platinum de-posits of the Is and Nizhnii Tagil regions and the gold-bearing Kochkar’ and Cheliabinsk regions). Vysotskii composed a detailed description of tertiary and quaternary deposits of Western Siberia. He also composed regional sketches for the geological map of the Urals (1931).


Karpinskii, A. P.“N. K. Vysotskii.” Priroda, 1933, no. 2.
Tikhomirov, V. V., and T. A. Sofiano.“90 let so dnia rozhdeniia N. K. Vysotskogo.” Izvestiia AN SSSR: Seriia geologicheskaia, 1954, no. 2.
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