Kazakh SSR. Geological exploration work near the Shalgyz mountains. Installation of an oil rig. Drilling. Construction of houses in the village. Temporary settlement of geologists and workers. Life of geologists in the village. Type of ore deposit. Management meeting. The head of the party, A. B. Grigoryants, talks about the work. Landscapes of the Chagan mountains, Dzhungarskiy Alatau.