Chief Editor

Valery V. Maslennikov,
Corresponding Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor, Laureate of the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation.

   Valery Vladimirovich Maslennikov was born on May 14, 1958 in the city of Nizhny Tagil, Sverdlovsk Region. In 1980, he graduated from the Sverdlovsk Mining Institute with a degree in Geological Survey, Prospecting and Exploration of Mineral Deposits. In 1983, he entered graduate school, which he successfully completed in 1986 with the defense of his thesis "Stratigraphic and lithological control of copper-pyrite ores" with the award of the degree of candidate of geological and mineralogical sciences. Since 1986 V.V. Maslennikov works in the Laboratory of Applied Mineralogy and Minerageny (now mineralogy of ore genesis) of the Institute of Mineralogy, Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 1997 he defended his thesis "Sedimentogenesis, halmyrolysis and ecological genesis of pyrite-bearing paleohydrothermal fields" with the award of the degree of doctor of geological and mineralogical sciences.

   V.V. Maslennikov is an internationally recognized specialist in the field of metallogeny, lithology, mineralogy, geochemistry and paleoecology of pyrite deposits, the author of 421 scientific papers, 18 of them are monographs. The main focus of scientific research is the study of the mineralogy of ore facies of pyrite deposits, the creation of the mineralogical and geochemical theory of lithogenesis of sulfide, iron oxide and manganese metal bearing sediments of pyrite-bearing hydrothermal fields of modern and ancient oceans.

The main scientific achievement of V.V. Maslennikov is the creation of a unified theory of lithogenesis and pyrite formation, showing the interaction of the processes of sedimentogenesis, halmyrolysis, diagenesis and biogenesis in the formation of sediments of pyrite-bearing paleohydrothermal fields. On the basis of this theory, he developed new lithological criteria for the prediction of pyrite deposits.

   V.V. Maslennikov developed methods for ore-facies analysis of pyrite deposits and mapping of pyrite-bearing paleohydrothermal fields in intra-arc rifts; a theory of halmyrolysis and lithogenesis of polygenic sulphide, iron oxide and manganese metal bearing sediments was created, explaining the causes of morphogenetic, ore-facies, lithological, paleo-ecological and mineralogical and geochemical diversity of deposits of the pyrite family in relation to different geotectonic patterns, as well as the volcanism patterns, and the volcanism patterns. “Black and gray smokers” of modern oceanic rifts and island-arc basins; new ore-facies, stratigraphic-lithological and mineralogical-geochemical criteria for predicting pyrite deposits have been developed; a multi-stage mineralogical and geochemical model of the formation of gold deposits in sediments is substantiated based on the results of mass spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma and laser ablation quantitatively, for which an international award has been awarded to them. B. Skinner in 2011; Paleozoic and Mesozoic estuarine biota, ancient analogues of modern hydrothermal oases, including new species and genus of the fauna, were identified in the ores of the pyrite deposits of the Urals and Pontides, including new species and genus of the fauna;

   V.V. Maslennikov is known as a major research organizer, leader of several Russian and international forecasting and research projects of the RNF, INTAS, TACIS, DAAD, Minourals INCO COPERNICUS, UNESCO IGCP-502, AMIRA, and also the organizer of a number of international expeditions in the Urals. In recent years, Maslennikov V.V. He is the head of several research projects supported by grants from the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, the Russian Science Foundation. V.V. Maslennikov - presidential scholar and laureate of the “Young Doctors of Russia” grants). In 2003, as part of a team of scientists, he was awarded the Prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of science and technology for creating the scientific foundations for the development of the mineral resources of the Urals in the Urals.

   V.V. Maslennikov pays a lot of attention to educational work, supervises Russian and foreign graduate students. He heads the department of "Geology" SUSU, reads lectures on the course "Geology of mineral deposits." Under his leadership 2 Ph.D. dissertations are reserved. Maslennikov V.V. - Member of the Presidium of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, member of the editorial board of the journal "Lithosphere", editor of the journal "Mineralogy", member of the SGA, SEG and IMA, organizer of international research projects and conferences aimed at solving the problems of geology of ore deposits. Repeatedly invited as a lecturer and research professor at the Universities of Brest (France) and Tasmania (Australia), Freiberg Mining Academy (Germany).

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