G2061 Advanced Mineralogy (II)

Faculty of Science
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Losos, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Radek Škoda, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ľubomír Kyrc (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kamil Sobek (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Losos, CSc.
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
Mon 1. 3. to Fri 14. 5. Mon 8:00–9:50 G2,02003, Mon 10:00–11:50 Gs,-1011; and Mon 17. 5. 9:00–12:00 Gs,-1011, Thu 3. 6. 9:00–12:00 Gs,-1011
! G2060 Mineralogy II &&( G1060 Mineralogy I || G1061k Mineralogy || G1061 Mineralogy )
Succesful termination of Mineralogy I
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:improving knowledges about mineralogical system and formation of mineral to the level to understand basic problems.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will be comprehensively familiar with the mineralogical system and will be able to understand basic problems of mineral formation.
  • 1. Crystal chemistry - the basic for the conception of the structure building of minerals (atoms, ions, bodings, coordinations, crystallization process, crystallization from melts and solutions, relationship between morphology and crystal structure). 2. Structural crystallography - periodic and no periodic arrangement in structures, operations, elements and groups of symmetry, polymorphs, polytypes, metamict state, investigation of structures, phase relations, phase diagrams. 3. Morphological crystallography - the reflection of the structure, point groups of symmetry, crystal forms, projections, twining. 4.-9. Classification of minerals - 6 lessons focused on minerals and groups of minerals not presented in Mineralogy I. a) Sulphides: b) Oxides and hydroxides: c) Carbonates, sulfates, phosphates. d) Silicates I. Tectosilicates: feldspar group, zeolite group. Phyllosilicates: mica group, chlorite group, clay minerals, serpentine group. e) Silicates II. Inosilicates: pyroxene group, amphibole group, pyroxenoids. Cyclosilicates. f) Silicates III. Sorosilicates. Nesosilicates. 10. Genetic mineralogy - origin of minerals in magmatic process. Typical minerals, phase relations, PTX conditions. 11. Genetic mineralogy - origin of minerals in metamorphic process. Typical minerals, phase relations, PTX conditions. 12. Genetic mineralogy - origin of minerals in hydrothermal, and sedimentary processes. Typical minerals, phase relations, PTX conditions.
  • CHVÁTAL, Marek. Mineralogie pro 1. ročník : krystalografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2002. 169 s. ISBN 8071849987. info
  • Chvátal, Marek. Úvod do systematické mineralogie. Praha: Silikátový svaz, 2005, 171 s., ISBN 86821-11-5
  • SLAVÍK, František, Jiří NOVÁK and Jaroslsav KOKTA. Mineralogie [Slavík, 1974]. 5. přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1974. 486 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and practice.
Assessment methods
Oral examination and recognition of basic minerals. The number of students at individual exam terms will be regulated according to current crisis measures in spring semester 2021. In case of completely critical situation, the completion of the course will be in a distance form in spring semester 2021.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Bude otevřeno v jarním semestru 2020/2021.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2011 - only for the accreditation, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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