From 1857 to 1866 he was in the mining school in Saint St. Petersburg and the last three years he attended the Mineralogical Institute, where he graduated in 1866. He studied and taught at the Mining Institute, Saint St. Petersburg from 1869 to 1885.
He was the imperial director of mining research from 1885 to 1916. Karpinsky was elected to the Russian Academy of Sciences in 1886, was elected its President in May 1917, and held this title until his death. His main research was chiefly done in the Ural Mountains, and he completed the first geological map of European Russia.
He was able to preserve much scientific equipment and many invaluable records during the turmoil, and looting, of the Russian Revolution.
He is buried in the Kremlin Wall Necropolis in Moscow, and is the oldest (by the date of birth) person to be southern The mineral karpinskyite
The lunar crater Karpinsky
The Karpinsky Group of volcanoes on Paramushir Island in the Kurils
Mount Karpinsky, October Revolution Island in the Severnaya Zemlya group in the Russian Arctic
Mount Karpinsky, Urals at 1878 m lies between the Tyumen Oblast and the Komi Republic in Russia
The town of Karpinsk, Sverdlovsk Oblast on the east side of the Urals
Karpinsky Russian Geology Research Institute.
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