Memorable days of March
On March 12, 1863, Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadskiy was born. He
was a great Russian scientist and thinker, a prominent mineralogist and
a founder of geochemistry. Mineral vernadite is named in his honor.
On March 15, 1938, Margarita Ivanovna Novgorodova was born. She
is a specialist in gold mineralogy, director of the Fersman
Mineralogical Museum of the Russian Academy of Sciences,. Mineral
novgorodovaite is named in her honor.
On March 15, 1932, Oleg Vasilievich Kononov was born. He is a
specialist in luminescence and mineral typomorphism, technogenic
mineralogy and gemology. During more than 40 years, he works as a
lecturer at the Mineralogical Department of the Moscow State University.
On March 16, 1967, mineralogist Igor Pekov was born. He works at
the Mineralogical Department of the Moscow State University as a
researcher on mineralogy of alkaline massifs. He is an author of
guidebook on new minerals discovered in the former USSR, review about
the Lovozero pegmatite and others. He also gathered one of the largest
systematic collections of minerals.
On March 16,1936, mineralogist Vyacheslav Dusmatov was born. He
is one of the first explorers of Dara-I-Pioz Massif. Mineral of
dusmanovite, discovered in this massif, is named in his honor.