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Humanitarian sciences in Siberia

2011 year, number 1

The Nerchinsk Plants Before the Period of the Imperial Cabinet's Direct Control over the Nerchinsk Mining Administration (1704–1787)

V.V. Vedernikov
Keywords: Berg-collegium, mining industry, Nerchinsk plants, silver production
Pages: 11-15


The article deals with analysis of the reasons underlying the crisis in the Nerchinsk Mining District which led to liquidation of the silver-refining industry in Eastern Siberia. Based on the archival materials the author proves that the pre-Cabinet era paved way for the future crisis of the Nerchinsk plants.