Burov, Aleksandr Petrovich

Burov, Aleksandr Petrovich

BUROV, Alexander Petrovich (RU: Буров, Александр Петрович) is the Soviet geologist, one of the creators of the raw materials base for the Soviet diamond-extracting industry. He has graduated (1928) from the LGI (EN: Leningrad Mining Institute; RU: Ленинградский Горный Институт). He has organized, and has headed, the geological-prospecting works at the Middle Urals mountains (1940-46), as the result of which, there have been identified the diamond-bearing placers, and there have been explored the first industrial reserves of the diamonds. Together with V. S. Sobolev, he has compiled the forecast for the prospects of the diamond-bearing capability within the Siberian craton, which has crowned itself with the discovery of the Yakut diamond-bearing province. He has been awarded with the Governmental Prize of the USSR (1952) for the development, and for the introduction, of the new method for the extraction of the useful minerals. He has been awarded with the Lenin Prize (1957) for the discovery of the deposits with the diamonds within the Yakut ASSR.