541-0046 – Mineralogy and Crystalography (MKST)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological Engineering
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Helena Raclavská, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Subject version
Version codeYear of introductionYear of cancellationCredits
541-0046/00 1999/2000 1999/2000
541-0046/01 1999/2000 2005/2006 0
541-0046/02 1999/2000 2009/2010 5
541-0046/03 1999/2000 2010/2011 3
541-0046/04 2009/2010 2010/2011 3

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of this subject is acquainted students with minerals utilized in industry as a raw material or minerals produced during technological processes and also understood properties of structures from the point of view other modification for technological purposes and utilization.

Teaching methods



The main content of subject is oriented to the matter with crystalline structure (morphology, structure and their relationship). Crystal symmetry and crystal system, chemical crystallography, geometrical and chemical factor. Chemical bonding and their relationship to the physical properties. Izomorphism and polymorphism – occurrence, schedules. Macrodignostical properties of minerals. Optical properties and main principle of identification. Systematical mineralogy, principles of mineral classification. The main important minerals: elements, sulphides, halogenides, oxides, nitrates, carbonates, sulphates, fosphates and silicates. Genetical mineralogy, the typical paragenesis. The significance of mineral phases for environment. The perspective raw mineral ores. Industrial minerals – definition, utilization. Biomineralogy. Minerals in wastes and productes from wastes.

Compulsory literature:

Perkins D. (2010) Mineralogy. Third edition. Pearson Education (US) Prentice Hall Wong T.W. (2010): Handbook of zeolites. Nova Science Publishers In.

Recommended literature:


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.