542-0079/03 – Rough and Noble Stone-Cutting Industry (HUKV)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits4
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1995/1996Year of cancellation2001/2002
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
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 12+4
Part-time Credit and Examination 12+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The goal of this subject is education technology and ulitization stone for rough and noble stone production.

Teaching methods

Project work


Students are introducing with the surface mining of rock blocks for a rough and noble stone-cutting industry. The subject deals with the technology of cutting, drilling, blasting, transport of mined blocks, mining technology in quarries, processing of blocks, splitting technology for treatment of mined blocks and accompanying processes.

Compulsory literature:

B.A. Kennedy. - 2nd ed.. Surface Minig, Littleton : Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, c1990 - xi, 1194 s. : il., mapy ISBN 0-87335-102-9 (váz.)978-0-87335-102-7

Recommended literature:

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

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Semestral project.


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Syllabus of lectures: 1st Occurrence, localization and characteristics of bearings for the block of stone extraction. 2nd Influence of physico-mechanical properties of rocks in mining, classification dissolubility, stone blockage, natural conditions affecting grinding. 3rd Mining-technical conditions for the extraction and processing of stone. 4th Principles for the implementation and progress of work overburden coalface fronts. 5th Distribution and classification methods for extraction of blocks. 6th Technology mining blocks by using wedging, chipping, shock edge-notch machines, expanding the use of mixtures, drilling. 7th Technology mining blocks with stonecutting machines, chain and circular saws. 8th Technology mining blocks thermal cutting and blasting work. 9th Lifting, loading, transport and handling of excavated stone blocks. 10th Processing technology for rough stone blocks production. 11th Processing technology for refined stone blocks production. 12th Nontraditional methods of grinding stones and their treatment. 13th Water, sludge and pipe economy in a block of stone extraction. 14th Protecting the environment and working environment for fracture conquest. Smoothing of the quarry operations and reclamation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-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 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Project Project 18  0
                Written exam Written test 10  0
                Other task type Other task type 5  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Written examination Written examination 32  0
                Oral Oral examination 35  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2000/2001 (M2111) Hornictví (2101T008) Mining Engineering P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan

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