Kanysh Satbayev

Qanysch Îmantajuly Sätbajew (born 31 Märzjul / April 12 1899greg in Pavlodar region, .. † January 31, 1964 in Moscow) was a geologist, one of the founders of the Soviet and Kazakh Economic Geology, Member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, the first president the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR.


Sätbajew comes from the Aul No. 4 in today's Bayanaul in Pavlodar. In 1921, he became acquainted with the Russian professor Mikhail Antonovich Usov from Tomsk know. Conversations with Prof. USOV aroused his interest in geology, and he began studying at the Technological Institute of Tomsk. Later he returned to his homeland.


  • Discovery of the largest copper deposits in the area between Ulutau and Schesqasghan
  • Discovery of manganese ores in Kazakhstan during the Second World War (important for the armored steel production, in those years came about 70 % of the manganese from the discovered Sätbajew deposit )
  • Founding of the Geological Institute of Kazakhstan
  • Establishment of the Academy of Sciences of the Kazakh SSR in 1944 with the participation of Sätbajew
  • Author of over 640 scientific research
  • The accuracy of the maps prepared by him with geological predictions for Central Kazakhstan makes them valuable to today


  • After Sätbajew are named: the city Sätbajew in Karaganda region
  • The Irtysh - Karaganda Canal
  • The asteroid ( 2402) Sapaev, discovered on 31 July 1979 by Soviet astronomer Nikolai Stepanovich Chernykh
  • Mineral Satpaevit 6Al (OH) 3 x 3v ( O2OH ) 2v × { O (OH ) 2}
  • The Kazakh National Technical University Satpajew
  • A glacier and a mountain peak in the Djungarian Alatau
  • Roads and schools
  • Lenin Prize (1958 )
  • Stalin Prize (1942 )
  • Order of Lenin (1940, 1945, 1957, 1963)
  • Order of the Great Patriotic War (1945 )
  • 2 Orders and Medals