542-0913/03 – Technology of Rough and Noble Stone-Cutting Industry (THUK)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Mining Engineering and SafetyCredits10
Subject guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
Study levelpostgraduateRequirementOptional
YearSemesterwinter + summer
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2019/2020
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesDoctoral
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HUD30 prof. Ing. Vlastimil Hudeček, CSc.
MIK56 doc. Ing. Milan Mikoláš, Ph.D.
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 goal of the subject is acquaint students with occurrence, technologies mining stone for coarse and noble stonemason production.

Teaching methods

Individual consultations


Students are introducing with the surface mining of rock blocks for a rough and noble stonecutting 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:

KENNEDY, Bruce A. Surface mining. 2nd ed. Littleton, Colo.: Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration, 1990. ISBN 0873351029.

Recommended literature:

Winkler, E.M., Stone : Properties, durability in man's environment, Springer, Wien, 1973, 230 s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements

Students will learn to classify the types of organizational structures (reclamation of land affected by mining) and identify their strengths and weaknesses. Control test and semester work.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1) The presence, localization and characterization of deposits for the block of stone extraction. 2) The impact of physical - mechanical properties of rocks in mining, classification workability, production of blocks, natural conditions affecting disintegration. 3) Mining - Technical conditions for the extraction and processing of stone. 4) Principles for stripping works and progress working face. 5) Sorting and classification methods for mining blocks. 6) Technology of mining blocks: wedging, breaking, drilling, hitting notch machines and using of expansive mixtures. 7) Technology mining blocks of stone-cutting machines: rope, chain and circular saws. 8) Technology mining blocks by thermal cutting and blasting. 9) Lifting, handling, transport and manipulation of excavated stone blocks. 10) Processing technology blocks for rough stone production. 11) Processing technology blocks for fine stone production. 12) Non-traditional methods of rock disintegration and its processing. 13) Water, sewage and dump pile management for block mining stone. 14) Protection of the environmental and the working environment in quarrying. Rehabilitation after quarry activities and reclamation.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2013/2014 Winter semester, validity until: 2019/2020 Summer semester)
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan
2018/2019 (P2117) Mining (2101V012) Mining and Mining Geomechanics P English Ostrava Optional study plan

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