THE FIRST UZBEK GEOLOGIST OF THE COMBINAT

The author of the article “The First Uzbek Geologist of the Combinat” is Salima Holdorova, the head of the museum of the history of NMMC. This article tells about Hamid Sharipov, the labor veteran, the first Uzbek geologist of the combinat. In 1969, he was sent to work at Navoi Mining and Metallurgical Combinat. Then H.Sharipov became the first Uzbek geologist who started his career at the Muruntau quarry of the Central Mining Administration of NMMC. Throughout his many years of work, he was fortunate enough to get acquainted personally with the first director of NMMC, Zarap Zarapetyan and the outstanding statesman Sharof Rashidov.