Ural land is extremely rich in its subsoils. At every step you can meet the deposit of gold, iron, copper, precious and semi-precious stones. In my childhood, the road to the pioneer camp was poisoned by strange stones, the children gladly picked them up, made up the collections, changed, played … Only then we learned that it was the purest Jasper, in which Malachit and Chalcedony met.
Yes, what to go far, behind the cottage settlement, where our workshop is located, flowing a small stream, in which there is an axle gold. Who knows about it, he is joking: will not be enough for a communal, I will go to Namo.
Naturally, such wealth attracts and attracted a large number of «success hunters» and not only from Russia, but also from other countries. About one such hunter I want to tell you today.
My name was Pierre Matin. The young man made a decent state in trade, one can say, reached all heights: a great estate, family, children, their own trading company.
Not life, but a full bowl …
lacked only one …
Not enough emotions, adventure.
Such people are now called extremes: people achieved everything and try to decorate their lives, traveling on quad bikes, jumping with rocks, flights on paraglids, etc. In the XIX century, with all these things there was a taint, well, there was not enough extremely rich man.
Lack of adrenaline in the blood!
And Pierre Matin decided on the adventure. He decided to go, look for good luck in … right, in Russia. The Russian Empire in the XIX century was for foreigners land, full of unknown, adventure, money, gold, flies, etc.
If now, many people think that we have a bears on the streets, all Russians wear vitro and boots even in winter, and in every house stands on a nuclear reactor and the tank is parked, the fact that they thought a hundred years ago. Even scary to think.
In general, Pierre Matin sat the money, laid his company and pulled on all pairs to Russia for indiscrect wealth.
Guess where he led his fate?
In a small village in the middle of the detent Ural Taiga — Tylarla.
Next to this village opened a rich field, perfect in its purity, mountain crystal. I do not know who «sat down on the ears» by the Frenchman, but Pierre Matin bought this deposit for almost all available money. The Frenchman’s plan was such a field, the field is revealed, select the most beautiful and valuable crystals, wash out, clean, after which they are sent to enlightened Europe for scientific purposes.
It was assumed that all educational institutions in Europe, all universities, the museums of natural sciences will be out of themselves from happiness, seeing such crystals, and buy them for very, very, very big money!
Gradually, the plan began to incarnate. The mountain crystal deposit was opened, the first crystals went. Their soaps, cleaned, collected in boxes and sent to Europe. True, they were not so big as it was painted in the reports of geologists, but this, according to Francois, were little things.
However, universities and museums were different opinions. They were waiting for huge crystals, and they were ready to pay money only for them. From the first batch of crystals, the Frenchman was able to sell only one.
For the second batch selected the largest crystals.
But they did not take them. No one!
On the nose was the next European war and the science simply did not have money. Yes, the letter came from his wife, in which it was reported that it was necessary to return, no money, the war smells, the bank took the company.
Matin in Europe did not return. He remained in the Urals, led a modest lifestyle, and his grief on an unsuccessful concession was treated in 🍷🍺🍻🥂.
Then he disappeared. Disappeared, as if it was not.
Someone says he did not find him. Someone reports that the body of an unlucky concessionaire was found in a river next to the field. One thing is known, since then the river was called Mata, and the Matinsky deposit.
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