542-0001/08 – Principles of Opencast Mining (ZL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HUM72 Ing. Martin Hummel, Ph.D.
JAR60 Ing. Mária Jarolimová, Ph.D.
MIK56 doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
SEI08 Ing. Miroslav Seidl, Ph.D.
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 12+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Aim education hereof subject is acquaint students fundamental terms, systems open plus disposition surface mining bearings.

Teaching methods

Project work


The goal of the subject is to make students acquainted with the knowledge of the base information about characteristics of minerals resources, their deposits, methods of exploitation, development, surface mining and utilization of minerals in an industry. Last but not least, attention will be paid to a structure of a surface mining firm, location of mineral deposits, base properties of row minerals and environment in which the mining and mineral processing will be done.

Compulsory literature:

Hummel, M.: Mining and Environment, Ostrava, 2005

Recommended literature:

Journal: Mining Reporter, World Mining

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Semestral project and test


Other requirements

Semestral project and test


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1st The concept of sectoral studies, the importance of field and subject of study, application of practice. Organization Structure and localization of mineral quarries benefiting Construction materials in the CR. 2nd Mineral resources, the nature of deposits, environmental conditions affecting mining and useing of bearings. 3rd Basic technical terms quarry mining deposits. 4th Systemic distribution of quarry mining. Phase of the process at removes material. 5th Mechanization of mining works in the fracture conquest. 6th Drilling and blasting in quarry operations. 7th Quarry mining coal and ore deposits - the differences and particularities technological processes. 8th Types of transport and transport equipment for quarry operations of mineral construction materials. 9th Stockpiling and piles economy. 10th Technology of surface mining of mineral deposits building cohesive materials. 11th Technology loose surface mining of mineral construction materials. 12th Fundamentals adjustment mined raw materials. 13th Safety, hygiene and humanization of technological processes in mining and processing of mineral building materials. 14th Smoothing of quarry operations and environmental protection.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2016/2017 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18 3
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2018/2019 (B2111) Mining (2101R013) Mining of Mineral Resources and Their Utilization P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2111) Mining (2101R013) Mining of Mineral Resources and Their Utilization P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2111) Mining (2101R013) Mining of Mineral Resources and Their Utilization P English Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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