541-0015/03 – Petrography (PG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits8
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 introduction2005/2006Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
SLI60 prof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Credit and Examination 10+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge and comprehension of genesis and classification of rocks. Recognize and describe rock textures and structures.Students should learn: Collect fundamentals of research and classification of rocks Describe, clarify and interpret processes of rock cycle, Apply analytical methods to describe rocks Ilustrate knowledge in simple examples of utilization of rock.

Teaching methods

Project work


Petrography - the object of interest, the Earth crust and its chemical composition, processes of rock formation, genetic criteria of basic rock classification. Regularities of the origin of igneous rocks, classification principles on the basis of phase (mineral) composition and chemical composition of rocks. The role of magmatic rocks for basic and applied geological research. Sedimentary rocks – origin,classification of sediments.

Compulsory literature:

WILLIAMS, H.: Petrography: An Introduction to the Study of Rocks in Thin Section. HB, VG, Freeman, 1982. BUCHER, K., FREY, M.: Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks. Springer, Berlin, c1994. RAYMOND, L.: Petrology : the study of igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks. WCB/McGraw-Hill, Boston, c1995. TOMKEIEFF, S. I.: Dictionary of Petrology. John Wiley and Sons, New York, c1983.

Recommended literature:

WILLIAMS, H., TURNER, F., GILBERT, CH.: Petrography : an introduction to the study of rocks in thin sections. W.H. Freeman, San Francisco, c1982. KLEIN, C., DUTROW B., James DANA D. and HURLBUT C. S.: The 23rd edition of the manual of mineral science: (after James D. Dana). 23rd ed. Hoboken: Wiley, c2008. ISBN 978-0-471-72157-4. SEN, G.: Petrology: principles and practice. Berlin: Springer, [2014]. ISBN 978-3-642-38799-9. TOMKEIEFF, S. I. Dictionary of Petrology. John Wiley and Sons, New York, c1983.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

- Definice horniny jako objektu zkoumání - Struktury a textury hornin - Genetické členění hornin - Magmatické horniny - geneze a klasifikace chemické a mineralogie - Sedimentární horniny - geneze a klasifikace klastických a cementačních sedimentů - Metamorfované horniny - geneze a klasifikace kontaktně a regionálně metamorfovaných hornin.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2006/2007 (N2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering (00) Geologické inženýrství K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (N2110) Geological Engineering (2101T003) Geological Engineering (00) Geologické inženýrství K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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