UDC 553.69 (622)

History of geological study of the Botogol graphite deposit


S.V. Snopkov1, A.V. Khobta2, I.A. Bogdanova1

1Irkutsk State University, Irkutsk, Russia

2Museum of the History of the East Siberian Railway, OAO Russian Railways, Irkutsk, Russia

About the Authors

Snopkov Sergey Viktorovich,

Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences,

664003 Irkutsk, Lenin str., 3,

Irkutsk State University, Faculty of Geology,

Associate Professor,

664074 Irkutsk, Kurchatov str., 3,

Siberian School of Geosciences, Irkutsk National Research Technical University,

Leading Researcher,

email: snopkov_serg@mail.ru.

Khobta Alexander Viktorovich,

Candidate of Historical Sciences,

7, Karla Marksa St., Irkutsk, 664003,

East Siberian Railroad - branch of JSC "Russian Railways",

Head of the Historic Heritage Preservation Division of the VSCSTIB,

email: dcnti_hobtaav@esrr.ru.

Bogdanova Irina Anatolievna,

664003 Irkutsk, Lenin str., 3,

Irkutsk State University, Faculty of Geology,

Senior Lecturer,

email: irinairk@gmail.com.

Abstract. The Botogol graphite deposit, located in the Eastern Sayan Mountains, is of interest not only because of its rich ores, but also because of the rich history of its study. Since the discovery of graphite manifestations on the Botogol mountain in the first half of the 19th century, the study of its structure and genesis has been underway. It took more than a century of prospecting and exploration and exploitation works to get an idea of the geology of this deposit. The history of the study of this unique deposit is considered in the article.

Keywords: Eastern Sayan Mountains, Botogolsky Golts, graphite deposit, graphite mine, genesis and structure of the deposit.

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For citation

Snopkov S.V., Khobta A.V., I.A. Bogdanova History of geological study of the Botogol graphite deposit / S.V. Snopkov, A.V. Khobta, I.A. Bogdanova // Geology and Environment : electronic scientific journal. 2023. V. 3, No. 3. P. 49–76.DOI 10.26516/2541-9641.2023.3.49.

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