541-0011/07 – Mineralogy (M)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CVI0006 Ing. Denisa Cviklová
MAL70 Ing. Jiří Mališ, Ph.D.
SLI60 prof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The objective is comprehension of mineral´s crystal structure, its characteristics, clasification systems, genesis of minerals and its research methods. Students should learn: Collect basic principles of mineral characteristics and classification. Describe, clarify and interpret natural processes of mineral cycle. Theoretically know basic analytical methods for minerals and crystals research. Ilustrate knowledge in examples of describing and utilization of minerals.

Teaching methods



Crystalline substances - the point of interest. Their morphology, inner structure, inter-regularities. Crystal symmetry, crystal systems. Chemical crystallography, geometrical and chemical factors. Chemical bonds and their relation to physical properties. The explanation of the terms “isomorphism” and “polymorphism”. Macrodiagnostic physical properties of mineral phases. Optical properties and their identification by using the polarizing microscope. Systematic mineralogy, classification principles. A systematic overview of basic (best-known) mineral phases of elements of sulphides, halogenides, oxides and hydroxides, nitrates, carbonates, sulphates, phosphates and silicates. Genetic mineralogy, main paragenetic regularities, succession.

Compulsory literature:

KLEIN C., HURLBUT C.: Manual of Mineralogy. – Wiley, 1993. GAINES R.V. et al.: Dana´s New Mineralogy. – Wiley, 1997. BERNARD J.H., HYRŠL J.: Minerals and their Localities.- Granit, 2004. WINCHELL, A. N.: Elements of Optical Mineralogy. – Vydav. John Wiley and Sons New York, 1976.

Recommended literature:

LU, LIMING.: Iron Ore - Mineralogy, Processing and Environmental Sustainability. Elsevier, 2015. BERNARD J.H., HYRŠL J.: Minerals and their Localities.- Granit, 2004. MASON, J.: Introducing Mineralogy. Dunedin Academic, 2015. BILLI, A. F., ÅKE MUKHERJEE, SOUMYAJIT.: Problems and Solutions in Structural Geology and Tectonics, Volume 5. Elsevier, 2019.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Samostatná práce, zápočtový test, písemná a ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Morphological crystallography, the main crystallographic laws. symmetry crystals of simple shapes. Miller symbols, stereographic projection, Crystal structure and separation. 2. Structural crystallography, crystal lattice, X-ray methods, identification of minerals. 3. Hazards crystallography, structure of the atom, chemical bonds, coordination numbers and polyhedra, the importance of geometric and chemical factors of various types izomorfie. Polymorphism and polytypie. 4. Physical crystallography, physical properties makrodiagnostic minerals. 5. Crystallography's Fiber, methods of determining the optical properties, polarizing microscope. The relationship of structural crystallography and optical properties. 6. Systematic mineralogy. Principle mineralogical system (Strunz). 7. Description of minerals in individual groups and their identification: - elements, sulphides 8. Description minerals and their identification: - halides, Oxides and hydroxides, nitrates 9. Description minerals and their identification: - carbonates, sulphates, Fost 10. Description minerals and their identification: - Silicates and their classification based on structure - nesosilikáty, sorosilikáty 11. Description minerals and their identification: - cyklosilikáty, inosilikáty, Phyllosilicates 12. Description minerals and their identification: - Tektosilikáty - FOID, feldspar, zeolites 13. Genetic mineralogy. Processes leading to formation of minerals and rocks in different genetic conditions. Origin of igneous minerals. Magma differentiation. 14. Sedimentary and metamorphic origin of the minerals. Topography of the most important mineralogical sites in the country.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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