G1061k Mineralogy

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
3/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Losos, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Radek Škoda, 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
(! G1060 Mineralogy I ) && (! G1061 Mineralogy ) && (! NOW ( G1061 Mineralogy )) && ( (!( PROGRAM ( D - GE4 )|| PROGRAM ( B - GE )|| PROGRAM ( N - GE )|| PROGRAM ( D - GE )|| PROGRAM ( C - CV ))) || ( NOW ( G0101 Occupational healt and safety )&& NOW ( C7777 Handling chemicals )))
Knowledge of grounds in mineralogy, chemistry and physics on degree of grammar school textbooks.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 32 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 1/32, only registered: 0/32
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to understand the basic principles of mineralogy to learn basic systematic of minerals to analyses basic processes in mineralogy
  • 1. Crystal chemistry - the basic for the conception of the structure building of minerals (atoms, ions, bodings, coordinations) 2. Structural crystallography - periodic and non-periodic arrangement in structures, operations, elements and groups of symmetry, polymorphy, polythypy, metamict state, investigation of structures. 3. Morphological crystallography - the reflection of the structure, point groups of symmetry, crystal forms, projections, twining. 4. Physical properties of minerals (optical, mechanical properties, color, radioactivity). 5. Composition of minerals - description and analysis of minerals chemical composition, recalculation and graphic presentation. 6. Stability of minerals 7. Origin of minerals 8. Classification of minerals 9. 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.
  • NESSE, William D. Introduction to mineralogy. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. xv, 480. ISBN 9780199859764. info
  • CHVÁTAL, Marek. Úvod do systematické mineralogie. 1. vyd. Praha: Silikátový svaz, 2005. 171 s. ISBN 8086821115. info
  • GREGEROVÁ, Miroslava, Bohuslav FOJT and Václav VÁVRA. Mikroskopie horninotvorných a technických minerálů. Vyd. 1. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, 2002. 325 s. ISBN 8070281952. info
  • CHVÁTAL, Marek. Mineralogie pro 1. ročník : krystalografie. 1. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2002. 169 s. ISBN 8071849987. info
  • ZIMÁK, Jiří. Mineralogie a petrografie. 3. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého, Přírodovědecká fakulta, 1998. 226 s. ISBN 8070678569. info
  • KLEIN, Cornelis and Cornelius S. HURLBUT. Manual of mineralogy : (after James D. Dana). 21st ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1993. xii, 681. ISBN 047157452X. info
  • ZOLTAI, Tibor and James H. STOUT. Mineralogy :concepts and principles. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Burgess publishing company, 1985. x, 505 s. ISBN 0-8087-2606-4. info
  • CHOJNACKI, Józef. Základy chemické a fyzikální krystalografie. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1979. 509 s. info
  • SLAVÍK, František, Jiří NOVÁK and Jaroslsav KOKTA. Mineralogie [Slavík, 1974]. 5. přeprac. a dopl. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1974. 486 s. info
  • LUKÁČ, Rudolf. Všeobecná mineralógia. 1, Kryštalografia. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Slovenské pedagogické nakladateĺstvo, 1968. 319 s. info
  • HEJTMAN, Bohuslav and Jiří KONTA. Horninotvorné minerály [Hejtman, 1959]. 2. vyd., v NČSAV 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1959. 307 s. info
Teaching methods
tutorials, specific lectures with consultations
Assessment methods
written and oral exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Dle plánu distanční výuky.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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