541-0941/02 – Mineralogie (M)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits10
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2016/2017Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAT60 Dr. Ing. Dalibor Matýsek
SLI60 prof. Ing. Vladimír Slivka, CSc., dr.h.c.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 20+0
Part-time Examination 20+0

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

Individual consultations


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:

ANTHONY J. W., R. A. BIDEAUX, K. W. BLADH and M. C. NICHLOS, Eds., Handbook of Mineralogy, Mineralogical Society of America, Chantilly, VA 20151-1110, USA. http://www.handbookofmineralogy.org/. HEILBRONNER R., S. BARRETT: Imaga Analysis in Earth Scinces. Microstructures and Textures of earth Materials. ISBN: 978-3642103421, 1-520. MUKHERJEE S.: Applied Mineralogy. Applications in Industry and Environment. 2011, Springer – Verlag, Berlin, ISBN 978-94-007-1161-7, 1-575. NESSE W.: Introduction to Mineralogy. 2011, Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780199827381, 1-496.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester



Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Morphological crystallography, the main crystallographic laws. symmetry crystals of simple shapes. Miller symbols, stereographic projection, Crystal structure and separation. Structural crystallography, crystal lattice, X-ray methods, identification of minerals. 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. Physical crystallography, physical properties makrodiagnostic minerals. Crystallography's Fiber, methods of determining the optical properties, polarizing microscope. The relationship of structural crystallography and optical properties. Mineral genesis, magmatogenic processes, metamorphogenic, sedimentogenic, hypergenic, etc. Mineral deposits. The mineralogical system. Principles of systematics by different authors Basic rock-forming minerals, bodice issues, pyroxenes, amphipules, technically important minerals, zeolites, clay minerals Minerals in the environment, asbestos, mineralogical composition of technical products, ash, slag, etc.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination  
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2020/2021 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (P2115) Geological Engineering (2101V003) Geological Engineering P English Ostrava Choice-compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner