Geologists name new mineral after Kazakh presidentDecember 1st, 2011 - 6:44 pm ICT by IANS
Astana, Dec 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Kazakh scientists have discovered a new mineral and named it in honour of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, the government said Thursday.
The new mineral was named Nurnazen — an acronym of the name and surname of Nursultan Nazarbayev, said the ministry of education and science.
Scientists dedicated a new mineral from the hydrocarbon clusters to the 20th anniversary of independence and called it Nurnazen, it said.
The new mineral has promising scientific and practical uses for medical and chemical technology.
Nazarbayev has been in office since 1989 and was granted the official title of “leader of the nation” by parliament last year.
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