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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 65. 1932. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 27, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6480.

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Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939. (1932). The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation - Image 65. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/6492/show/6480

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Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation
Alternative Title The natural wealth of the Soviet union and its exploitation: an address delivered before the extraordinary session of the Academy of Sciences of the Soviet union held in Moscow, June 21 - 27, 1931
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Gubkin, I. M. (Ivan Mikhaĭlovich), 1871-1939
Contributor (Local)
  • Akademii︠a︡ nauk SSSR
Publisher Co-operative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the U.S.S.R.
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Moscow, Russia
Date 1932
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Natural resources
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • Soviet Union
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  • pamphlets
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location HC335.G82 1932
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304510~S5
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
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Transcript to 2.6 to 3 per cent owing to curtailment of operations in the Kedabek copper mines. Yet the Caucasus counts numerous districts of unquestionable interest. For instance, in the Zangezur region along the Arax River about 50 deposits were located, but we have data on only four or five of them; the Batum district contains more than 100 deposits, but what do we know about them? Next to nothing. But geologists declare that the prospecting of that region promises a great future. There is room for extensive exploration of the local deposits of Kazakstan and of the Minusinsk district in Siberia. There are indications of copper also in Turkestan and in other parts of the Union. It is our wish to overtake and surpass the capitalist countries technically and economically, including the development of our natural resources. This will be difficult to attain if we stay in the old rut and maintain the old tempo as regards studying our natural resources. We must bear in mind that of the world's total estimated supply of 30 to 40 million tons of copper metal about three- fourths are in America, chiefly the United States and Chile. In 1926 when we produced 10,800 tons of copper, the United States produced 791,500 tons and Chile 202,300 tons. But we are beginning to develop our copper industry. In 1930 we produced 47,400 tons, and according to the plan for 1931 we should produce 147,500 tons, as against 32,400 tons mined by pre-revolutionary Russia in 1913. In order to accomplish our tasks, we must devote the utmost attention to the study and exploration of our copper resources. Polymetallic Ores. As might be expected, the situation with regard to our knowledge of our resources of other non-ferrous metals is no better. This applies to zinc, silver and lead, which are usually found in nature mixed with 63