541-0032/01 – Excursion in Mineralogy and Petrography (EMP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits0
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 introduction1996/1997Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit 0+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of this subject is practical knowledge of minerals and rocks observed during field excursion in deposits and natural occurence of minerals, rocks and raw materials.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


Field trip takes the form of site visits as scheduled, at which the student is familiar with the geology of the area briefly and then with specific mineralogical or petrographical peculiarities. At the sites, students performs sampling of rocks and minerals according to the instructions leading field trips, findings recorded in the field diary. Sites have the character of quarries (active and abandoned), down, off-road outcrops. Students are required to ensure safety instructions leading tours of active operations or employees.

Compulsory literature:

COE A.E. Geological Field Techniques. 336 s., Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Geological map of the Czech Republic (in any scale) NURRE P. Rock Identification Field Guide. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014. MALEY T. Field Geology Illustrated. Mineral Land Publications; Second Edition edition, 2005.

Recommended literature:

PLUMMER Ch.C., MCGEARY The Late D., CARLSON D.H. Physical Geology, McGraw Hill Higher Education, Boston, 2004. PRESS F., SIEVER R. Understanding Earth - second edition,W.H.Freeman and Copany, New York, 1998. CHÁB J. et al. Geological map of the Czech Republic. 1:500 000.ČGS Praha. 2007. COMPTON R.R. Geology in the Field, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Absolvování exkurze dle pokynů vedoucího exkurze.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2003/2004 (M2110) Geological Engineering (2110T999) Splečné studium HGF P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2002/2003 (M2111) Hornictví (2111T999) Společné studium HGF P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2001/2002 (M2111) Hornictví (2111T999) Společné studium HGF P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2000/2001 (M2111) Hornictví (2111T999) Společné studium HGF P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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