G3121 Recognition of minerals and rocks

Faculty of Science
autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: graded credit.
doc. RNDr. Jindřich Štelcl, CSc. (lecturer), Mgr. Adam Zachař (deputy)
Mgr. Petr Gadas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Rostislav Melichar, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
G3121/01: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Wed 8:00–9:50 Gs,-1011, P. Gadas, J. Štelcl
G3121/02: Mon 18. 9. to Fri 15. 12. Wed 10:00–11:50 Gs,-1011, P. Gadas, J. Štelcl
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Basic tops from courses Mineralogy I and Petrology I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 57 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/57, only registered: 0/57, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/57
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the and of this course, students should be able to: identify the basic minerals samples, identify the basic rocks samples, identify the basic crystal forms.
  • Elements: Au group, sulphur, carbon. Sulphides: chalcocite, galena, sphalerite, chalcopyrite, pyrrhotite, cinnabar, stibnite, pyrite, marcasite, molybdenite, arzenopyrite, tetraedrite. Halides: halite, fluorite. Oxides and hydroxides: cuprite, corundum, hematite, ilmenite, spinel group, rutile, cassiterite, uraninite, brucite, gibsite, goethite. Carbonates, sulfates, phosphates: kalcite group, aragonite group, dolomite group, malachite, azurite, barite, anhydrite, gyps, scheelite, monazite, apatite group. Silicates: olivine group, garnet group, zirkone, Al2SiO5 group, staurolite, titanite, epidote group, beryl, cordierite, tourmaline group, pyroxene group, amphibole group, wollastonite, serpentine group, kaolinite, talc, montmorillonite group, micas, chlorite group, quartz, feldspar group, leucite, nepheline, analcime, zeolite group.
  • 2. Rocks (sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks)
    recommended literature
  • http://atlas.horniny.sci.muni.cz
  • http://mineraly.sci.muni.cz
    not specified
  • CHVÁTAL, Marek. Úvod do systematické mineralogie. 1. vyd. Praha: Silikátový svaz, 2005. 171 s. ISBN 8086821115. info
  • GREGEROVÁ, Miroslava. Poznávání hornin. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 153 s. ISBN 8021018380. info
Teaching methods
practical exercises with examples
Assessment methods
Practical oral exam 5 typical mineral samples, 5 typical rock samples, basic teoretical knowledges
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught last offered.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016.
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