Geology – that's life

Not so long ago a well-known Ural geologist, Doctor of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences Anatoly Ivanovich Belkovsky handed over a collection of unique materials collected over many years to employees of the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences for joint research. These samples and samples contain the history of his entire life and the history of the study of the most interesting mountain formation in the Urals - the Ufalei block.

Geologists of the Urals know A.I.. Belkovsky and respected as a colleague, teachers, excellent specialist. This year he celebrates 65 years of work. Anatoly Ivanovich was born in Sverdlovsk, after graduating from the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute, he worked as a senior geologist on expedition No. 101. Then he graduated from the full-time postgraduate study at the Department of Mineralogy, SGI. WITH 1963 by 1975 years worked as a chief geologist, head of prospecting teams as part of the Ural integrated geological survey expedition (Sverdlovsk) and the Chelyabinsk exploration expedition of the USSR Ministry of Geology. Was engaged in prospecting and exploration of rare metal and nonmetallic deposits of the Middle and Southern Urals.

AT 1975 year he started working as a researcher in the laboratory of metamorphism of the Ilmensky State Reserve, Ufa Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Since the establishment of the Institute of Mineralogy of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences A.I.. Belkovsky moved to this institution. Now he is collaborating with the Institute of Geology and Geochemistry of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Overflowing energy - and icy calm, sparkling fun - and tired sad eyes, subtle humor - and a critical view of modernity, deep erudition, pragmatism and professionalism - and musicality, sea ​​of ​​charm. Endless inner strength.

Anatoly Ivanovich now 87 years old. 65 years of work, of them 45 years in the Ural branch, he is a doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences. Anatoly Ivanovich is a representative of a unique generation of intelligentsia, whose early growing up began after the Great Patriotic War. Step over the turn of the century, they did not "cave in under the changing world", remained ourselves. These are the people, which combine the qualities of real production geologists and true scientists. As long as they are alive, our generation of geologists feel confident and supported in science and simply in life…

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