The sculptural group was cast by the Leningrad plant of arts and crafts under the leadership of the holder of an order of the October Revolution Habarov Karl Ivanovich.
Work on a monument began in 1970, opening took place on June 20, 1974 in honor of the 50 anniversary of gold mining on Aldan. At a ceremony there were a Bertin's wife, Tatyana Lukyanovna, and his friend and the colleague, the participant of the first Yakut workmen's cooperative association Sokikas Ivan Karlovic. The right to open a monument was granted for Heroes of Socialist Work Vlasov Iosif Timofeyevich and Gulyaev Prokopy Vasilyevich/
The monument represents two figures of men which hold on the horn hands of a deer extended up with a gold pearl on them. Exactly thanks to these courageous people, pioneers, gold was founded and this fact became a reason for development of gold mining and for formation of the Aldan city. The sculptural composition also includes the bas-relief describing history of origin and development of the Aldan district. Sculptors Gennady Bagramyan, Valentina Chmara and the architect Vadim Yurchenko became authors of this monument.
Today the monument established to pioneers of gold is big pride of locals, and also a bright reminder about that tough time when here the pioneer settlement and the city.
The bas-relief on which stages of development of Aldan are represented also is a part of sculptural composition: Evenk hunters, gold mining, present time. The monument is located in the territory of district Palace of Culture.
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