PřF:GA571 Gemstones - Course Information
GA571 GemstonesFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Jan Cempírek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Jan Cempírek, 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
- Thu 12:00–13:50 G2,02003
- PROGRAM ( D - GE4 ) || PROGRAM ( N - GE ) || G1061k Mineralogy || G1061 Mineralogy || NOW ( G1061k Mineralogy ) || NOW ( G1061 Mineralogy )
Basic knowledge of anorganic chemistry (high school level). Optionally, basic knowledge of geology and mineralogy.
- 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
- there are 32 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
- Course objectives
- At the end of the course, students will:
- understand the main gemstones and their properties;
- understand and explain basics of gemstone mining, processing, and economics;
- understand value of gemstones and broader social-economic-environmental implications related to their mining;
- use their knowledge to make informed decisions when dealing with gemstones;
- will be able to connect their knowledge with information sources from everyday life.
- Learning outcomes
- After the course, student will be able to:;
- describe main gemstones and their properties;
- uderstand exploitation, processing and economics of gemstones;
- understand mechanisms that determine gemstone value;
- understand broader social-environmental-economic context of gemstone exploitation;
- use gained knowledge for informed decisions in problems related to gemstones;
- History of gemstones.
- Introduction to mineralogy of gemstones, basic terms.
- Gemstone deposits and their exploration.
- Jewellery industry.
- The nature of colour and light.
- Coloured gems (corundum, beryl, precious opal, tourmaline, topaz, spodumene, jade, garnet, olivine, and others).
- Mining of gems and precious metals and its implications.
- recommended literature
- Groat L.A. (ed.) (2014) Geology of Gems Deposits, Second Edition. Mineralogical Association of Canada Short-Course Volume 44. ISBN 978-0-921294-54-2
- Teaching methods
- Assessment methods
- Written final test; to pass the exam, at least 50% of points is required.
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: Výuka bude probíhat v podzimním semestru 2019/2020.
- Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
- Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/sci/autumn2019/GA571