prospecting in the ural and caucasus.
SUSCHINSKII, P. Geologicheskiia nabliudeniia v Kaslinskoi dache Kyzhtymskago okruga, v oblasti reki B. Mauk i eia pritokov. Saint Petersburg, Commissioners of the Imperial Geological Society, 1905.
8vo. Original printed wrappers, with one folding geological lithographic colour map; wrappers with a little wear to edges and flaw to upper inner corner of front cover; provenance: released duplicate of Warsaw University Library with 1930s release stamps and shelfmark in ink on front wrapper.
Rare first edition, contained in part 2 of volume XXII of Materialy dlia geologii Rossii, pp. -268. Kyshtym, in the Chelyabinsk region in the Eastern Ural, is now more infamous for the largely concealed nuclear disaster of 1957; however, at the beginning of the 20th century serious prospecting for metals and minerals, which led to the development of the local glass and metallurgical industries was carried out. In summer 1899 professor Suschinskii found granite, quartz, iron compounds as well as traces of gold.
Contained in the same volume: PIATNITSKII, P. Geologicheskiia izledovaniia v Tsentralnom Kavkaz, ensuing the above article and ending with p. 291, illustrated with three colour-printed geological profiles on one large folding plate. - Other articles in this volume deal with ammonites and petrified plants in Russia, illustrated with good photogravure plates.