Introduction to Mineralogy - B108001
Title: Úvod do mineralogie
Guaranteed by: Department of Solid State Chemistry (108)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2020 to 2023
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:3
E-Credits: winter s.:3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
For type:  
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc.
Interchangeability : N108003
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Annotation -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)
The course is focused on the study of minerals structure, properties and occurence. Students will know general terms as mineralogy, petrology, geology and geochemistry. Next part is concentrated on crystalography - submission of minerals to crystalographical system, crystal symetry, real crystal. The lectures are going through chemical and physical properties of minerals from the point of view of their occurence, properties and possible use as mineral resources. The part of the course deals with the mineralogical system, the submission of minerals to mineralogical classes and the identification of important minerals available in industrial and technological applications.
Aim of the course -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

Students will be able to:

distinquish natural crystalline compounds and characterize their properties

determine basic crystalographic insertion and symetry of common minerals

estimate the origin of minerals, their stability and behaviour in natural systems based on their physical and chemical properties

insert common minerals to the mineralogical system

Literature -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

R:Nesse W.D., Introduction to Mineralogy, Oxford Univ. Press, New York, 2000, 0195106911

R:Keller E.A., Introduction to Environmental Geology, Pearson Education Inc., USA, 2005, 0131447645

Learning resources -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

Introduction to Mineralogy (electronic textbook, MSM:

lectures to the course - disc S:\BD-Min

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (22.10.2018)

oral exam

Syllabus -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

1. Introduction to Mineralogy - definition of mineral, geology and petrography

2. Crystal structure

3. Minerals properties

4. Crystalographical system - symetry

5. Systematic mineralogy - genesis and abundance of minerals

6. Minerals clasification - elements

7. Sulfides

8. Halides

9. Oxides

10. Carbonates, Borates

11. Sulfates, Phosphates

12. Silicates and Aluminosilicates

13. Organic minerals

14. Anthropogenic impact to biosphere, industrial utilization of minerals

Registration requirements -
Last update: Hladíková Jana (03.01.2018)

General and Inorganic Chemistry I

Course completion requirements -
Last update: Doušová Barbora doc. Ing. CSc. (13.02.2018)

passing of oral exam - sufficient answers to two questions, from general and systematic mineralogy

identification of minerals - representative members of mineralogical classes

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.7 20
Účast na přednáškách 0.5 15
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1.6 45
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