Description: Scientific Research Institute rare metals (Gagarin's avenue, house 38) - this is the scientific, design and [inzhiniringovyy] center, acknowledged leading in gold mining. C 1993 bears the name joint stock company of " Irkutsk Research Institute of noble and rare metals and diamonds" (Irgiredmet).
In the composition Of Irgiredmeta - 10 specialized technological laboratories, design division, the division of industrial safety, semi-industrial installation, experimental- enriching factory, analytical and commercial centers, the division of scientific and technical information, patent, advertising- marketing divisions.
On January 19, 1871. tsar Alexander II affirmed the staffs of gold-alloying laboratory in Irkutsk - “to be on this”. Laboratory with the staff of 11 people and the wage fund of 6316 rub. it is per year founded for the alloy of gold it is mine East Siberia and the fulfillment of the chemical analyses of all forms of ores and nonmetalliferous raw material.
1930 g. - Irkutsk gold-alloying laboratory is [preobrazovana] into the department of institute “Gintsvetmet (State Scientific Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals)” and then, in the same year - into the institute “SIBGINTSVETMET”.
1932 g. - SIBGINTSVETMET it is reorganized into the All-Union state Research Institute for gold and satellites - “GINZOLOTO”. To institute is charged management of all scientific research and experimental works on study and complex use of gold-bearing ores and sands in the USSR. Specifically, the colleagues of institute for the first time investigated the cupronickel ore of Noril'sk layer and recommended its to the industrial mastery.
1942 g. - institute “GINZOLOTO” it is reorganized into the military plant of ¹ 172, which lets out rare and nonferrous metals for the defense economy. The directions of studies of institute were enlarged due to the study of the technology of the enrichment of tin, tungsten, molybdenum ores and ores of nonferrous metals.
1946 g. - the military plant of ¹ 172 to again become scientific research establishment are called name - the Irkutsk state Research Institute of the rare and nonferrous metals Irgiredmet. Into the sphere of studies of institute entered uranium and thorium raw material, tantaloniobium ores and concentrates. Technological studies were conducted practically for all rare-metal layers of Siberia.
1966 g. - Irgiredmet determined by main institute for diamond and gold mining of the USSR.
For the subsequent years the volumes of studies of institute constantly grew.