Eremeev Pavel Vladimirovich
Russian mineralogist, academician of the Russian Academy of
Born on the Turyin mines in Tobolsk province. He
graduated from the course at the St. Petersburg Mining Institute.
At the beginning of his creative activity, Yeremeyev for several
years conducted geological studies on the territory of Tver
paid some attention to studying rocks from various regions of
Russia, for example, obsidian from Kamchatka, syenite of the
Ilmensky mountains, rock from Cape Douai on Sakhalin. He
was a student of N.I. Koksharova
and to some extent a continuer of the direction in mineralogy, which
is called strictly descriptive.
For nearly 40 years, Yeremeyev dedicated his teaching activities
mainly to the Mining Institute, where he read a course in mineralogy
in a fascinating way. F.N. Chernyshev wrote
in his memoirs: “There are two types of teachers: some focus all
their attention on the most talented students, strive to create in
the person of their capable scientists and care little about the
level of knowledge of the majority of their students;others, on the
other hand, are more concerned about shedding a spark of love for
science from the very last of their students and instilling in them
an interest in the subject being studied, which would be preserved
under all life circumstances and under the most diverse conditions
of activity in which a person puts fate.Undoubtedly, respect for the
professors of the first kind is honorable, but for general cultural
purposes, in my opinion, mentors of the second type are much more
respectful, seeking to develop love and interest in the stated
subject in the general mass of their listeners. Pavel
Vladimirovich was undoubtedly such a mentor”.
He also lectured at the institutes of forest, technology and
Yeremeyev devoted a lot of energy and time to work in the
Mineralogical Society, first as secretary from 1870 to 1892, and
then, after N.I. Koksharova,
and in the position of director. He
was in this post until the last day of his life. Chernyshev,
who became the secretary of the Society since 1892, assessing
Yeremeyev’s vigorous activity in the Society, wrote that “a rare
mother cares so much about her offspring how he bothered about the
affairs of the Mineralogical Society”.
He died in St. Petersburg and was buried in the Smolensk
Orthodox cemetery. Granite
cross on a pedestal.
the Gulf of Biruli on the northern coast of Taimyr. Named
in 1901 by E.V. Toll.