The fact that the miracle of water-Iron Mountain known for a long time, no doubt. Discovered the most ancient settlements in the precincts of the modern city, the ruins of fortifications along the Silk Road on the mountain Razvalka, the remnants of an old wooden tub, found when clearing source "Gryaznushka" – all said to use mineral water to treat local people. And when here in 1810, came Dr. FP Haas, water found them in the shared source dripping stone bath. The first written mention of the sources of lead naturalist PS Pallas, seconded to the area Pyatigorje in 1793 by the Russian Academy of Sciences. In his report he mention of mineral springs, located between Beshtau and Iron. About them he had been told by locals and asserted that "between these sources of a mineral hot." In the late XVIII and early XIX century the area was Pyatigorje densely populated Kabardins, abazintsami and Nogais. And, of course, they knew about the existence of Mineral Waters Mountain Gooch-tau, but reluctantly showed them to researchers.
This could see Dr. Haas, who in his first visit in 1809 was not able to find the mysterious mineral keys. And the only immediate assistance in the following year Prince Ismail Bey Atazhukina, who personally led Haas through dense forest to the mountain Gooch-tau, which on its southern slope, and were identified three sources. "We arrived at the place at half past five – wrote Haas in his book" My Journey to Aleksandrov water "- and I immediately determined to taste and form small glandular source, that crossed our path.