The Khibinogorsk Town - 

first settlement of miners in The Khibiny Mountains

Extensive geological studies of The Khibiny Mountains in the 20-s by research expeditions of the Academy of Sciences resulted in a discovery of large deposits of apatite.
The Khibiny Mountain Station of the USSR Academy of Sciences was founded in 1930 and a one year later the Polar Alpine Botanical garden was also created here.
Academician A.E.Fersman was the founder of the KhAS and the named one "Tietta" which from was developed a Kola science center 

The commercial exploitation was began in 1929 and had initiated a rapid construction of the huge mining and new town Khibinogorsk (Kirovsk).