Institute of Geology of Ore
Deposits, Petrography, Mineralogy and Geochemistry (IGEM)
Main directions of fundamental researches of IGEM, that has got its
present status in 1955, had been inherited from several former
institutions of USSR Academy of Sciences: Petrographic (PETRIN),
Mineralogical (MIN) and Geochemical Institutes, which were established
in 1930 on the base of former Geological/Mineralogical Museum of Russian
Academy of Sciences.