Mir-Ali KASHKAY, USSR Petrographer and chemist. Full member, Azerbaydzhan Academy of Sciences, since 1945; Academy Secretary, Azerbaydzhan Academy of Sciences, since 1959; Honoured Worker of Science of Azerbaydzhan Soviet Socialist Republic since 1958. Scrol lof Honor of Soviet Committee the Defense of Peace.
1947-1959 Academy Secretary,Department of Geology and Chemical Science, Azerbaydzhan Academy of Sciences. Studied bedrock, ultrabasic rocks and mineral resources of Azerbaydzhan. Submitted new theory of formation of iron pyrites mineralizations in Azerbaydzhan.
1956 classified pyrite deposits on the basis of their genetic connection with acid magma derivatives. Main works deal with petrography and ore deposits of Azerbaydzhan, Northern Caucasus and Western Siberia.