Norilsk could disappear in 1950s

Norilsk could disappear in 1950s

November 30, 2021

On August 21, 1955, the Norilsk integrated exploration expedition was formed on the basis of the Norilsk combine’s geological service.

#ARCTIC. #SIBERIA. THIS IS TAIMYR. At that time, the combine was in a difficult situation. During the war years, the richest ores of the Norilsk-1 deposit were actually depleted. Mining of ordinary disseminated ores was in progress, vein ore was running out, profitability was falling.

There was a clear choice: either to find another rich deposit, or to close Norilsk altogether.

The Norilsk integrated exploration expedition geologists were given the task to find a new deposit.

The expedition was to complete the exploration of known deposits and start searching for new ones. In fact, at that time the future fate of the city depended on the geologists.

Geologists expanded their search areas, exploration became much more intense. They searched for ore in different directions: in Chernogorka, in the area of ​​the Fokina river, in Vologochan, Imangda, Mikchangda. They searched in the valley of the Talnah and Kharaelah rivers. Fortunately for Norilsk, they found it.

In the last issue of the History Spot photo project, we told about Mira street which was a platform for the city experiments. They even wanted to build a domed winter garden on it.

Follow us on TelegramInstagram Facebook and Twitter.

Text: Svetlana Samohina, Photo: Nornickel Polar Division archive

November 30, 2021

All rights reserved ©️ THIS IS TAIMYR online media, 2020-2023

If quoting in whole or in part, a reference to the This is Taimyr is required. The editors are not responsible for the information contained in advertisements. The editors do not provide reference information. Registered by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media. The mass media registration number is ЭЛ No. ФС 77 - 79414 dated 02.11.2020, valid. Distributed in Russian Federation and foreign countries.

Founder: Severny Gorod Media Company LLC, 663300, Krasnoyarsk Territory, Norilsk, Komsomolskaya st., 33a.

Chief editor: Natalia N. Popova

This site uses cookies and services to collect technical visitor data (IP address data, etc.) to ensure performance and improve the service quality. By continuing to use our site, you automatically agree to the use of these technologies: