541-0028/12 – Mineralogy and Petrography (M)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Jiří Mališ, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr. h. c.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
DAN75 Ing. Tomáš Daněk, Ph.D.
MAL70 doc. Ing. Jiří Mališ, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

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

Teaching methods



Morphology of crystalline substances, crystal symmetry, internal structures of crystalline substances and interrelations. Chemical crystallography, geometrical and chemical factors of the origin of structures, isomorphism and polymorphism. Basic macrodiagnostic physical properties of minerals, optical properties and their identification by using microscopy. Systematic mineralogy, classification principles, systematic overview of basic representatives of elements, sulphides, halides, oxides and hydroxides, nitrates, carbonates, sulphates, phosphates and silicates. Main processes leading to the origin of minerals and rocks under various genetic conditions, genetic classification of rocks (magmatic, sedimentary, metamorphic). Magmatic rocks, principles of classification based on mineralogical and chemical composition. Sedimentary rocks, their origin (weathering, transport, sedimentation, diagenesis), classification of clastic and cementing sediments. Genesis of metamorphic rocks, physical and chemical factors of metamorphosis, overview of the main types of metamorphic rocks.

Compulsory literature:

HALDAR, S. K. a Josip TIŠLJAR. Introduction to mineralogy and petrology. Amsterdam: Elsevier, [2014]. ISBN 978-0-12-408133-8. RAYMOND, Loren A. Petrology: the study of igneous, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks. Boston: WCB/McGraw-Hill, c1995. ISBN 0-697-00190-3. KLEIN, Cornelis, Barbara DUTROW, James Dwight DANA a Cornelius Searle HURLBUT. 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, Gautam. Petrology: principles and practice. Berlin: Springer, [2014]. ISBN 978-3-642-38799-9.

Recommended literature:

BERNARD, Jan Hus a Jaroslav HYRŠL, KING, Vandall T., ed. Minerals and their localities. 2nd updated ed. Praha: Granit, 2006. ISBN 80-7296-054-7. MUKHERJEE, Swapna. Applied mineralogy: applications in industry and environment. Dordrecht: Springer, [2011]. ISBN 978-94007-1161-7. DEER, William Alexander, Robert Andrew HOWIE a Jack ZUSSMAN. An introduction to the rock-forming minerals. 2nd ed. Harlow: Pearson Prentice Hall, 1992. ISBN 0-582-30094-0. FROST, Bryce Ronald a Carol Denison FROST. Essentials of igneous and metamorphic petrology. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014. ISBN 978-1-107-02754-1.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


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Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
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Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51 3
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0 3
                Other task type Other task type 33  0 3
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0 3
                Oral Oral examination 67  0 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2005/2006 (B2111) Mining (2101R008) Mining Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B2111) Mining (2101R008) Mining Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B2111) Mining (2101R008) Mining Engineering K Czech Most 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2111) Mining (2101R008) Mining Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2111) Mining (2101R008) Mining Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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