G1141k Optical Microscopy in Geology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Dalibor Všianský, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Nela Doláková, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Gadas, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Dalibor Všianský, Ph.D.
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
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( G1061k Mineralogy || G1061 Mineralogy ) && ( G1081k Palaeontology || G1081 Palaeontology ) && ! G2141 Minerals and Rock Microscopy && ( (!( 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 )))
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
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Course objectives
The course aims on the introduction of basic optical methods used in geological sciences in identifying minerals, rocks and fossils.
Learning outcomes
At the and of this course, students should be able to: independently work with polarisation microscope and binocular magnifying glass and work with basic principles of minerals optics, identify basic rock-forming minerals and microfossils.
  • 1. Basic information about optical property of minerals 2. Working with polarization microscope 3. Working with binocular magnifying microscope 4. Identification of basic minerals:quartz, K-feldspar, plagioclase, muscovite, biotite, olivine, pyroxene, hornblende 5. Identification of basic types of microfossils: Foraminifera, Ostracoda, Porifera, Conodonta
  • GREGEROVÁ, Miroslava, Bohuslav FOJT and Václav VÁVRA. Mikroskopie horninotvorných a technických minerálů (Microscopy rock-forming and technical minerals). 1. vyd. Brno: Moravské zemské muzeum, 2002. 315 pp. monografie. ISBN 80-7028-195-2. info
  • POKORNÝ, Vladimír. Základy zoologické mikropaleontologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1954. 650 s. info
Teaching methods
Basic theoretical lectures and practical exercises with microscope
Assessment methods
Written test and practical determination of basic individual groups of minerals and microfossils in microscope.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Pouze prezenční varianta.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020.
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