Course detail

Applied Mineralogy and Geochemistry

FCH-MCO_AMGAcad. year: 2018/2019

The aim of the subject is to give to students an overview of basic concepts in mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology. Student will introduced to basics of structure and morphology of minerals, mineralogical system furthemore to an problematics of gechemistry and petrology of magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Basic knowledge of structure and morphology of minerals, orientation in mineralogical system. knowledge in basic axioms of geochemistry and petrology.


Basic knowledge from inorganic and physical chemistry.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Gregerová M., Fojt B., Vávra V. (2002) Mikroskopie horninotvorných a technických minerálů. Moravské zemské muzeum, PřF MU, Brno, 2002, 325 stran. ISBN 80-7028-195-2. (CS)
Rieder M., Povondra P. (1997) Fázové rovnováhy v geologii. Karolinum, Praha. (CS)
Nesse W.D. (2000) Introduction to Mineralogy. Oxford University Press. Oxford, New York. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course uses teaching methods in form of Lecture - 2 teaching hours per week. The e-learning system (LMS Moodle) is available to teachers and students.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Oral examination (20 min preparation). Level of knowledge in mineralogy, geochemistry and petrology and methods of study is evaluated.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Introduction
2. Structural mineralogy I
3. Structural mineralogy II
4. Morphological mineralogy
5. Physical properties of minerals
6. Optical properties of minerals, microscopy of rock-forming minerals
7. Systematic mineralogy I
8. Systematic mineralogy II
9. Systematic myneralogy III
10. Introduction to petrology of magmatic rocks
11. Introduction to petrology of sedimentary rocks
12. Introduction to petrology of metamorphic rocks


The aim of the subject isunderstanding of mineral structure and morphology, furthemore to to get an overview of basic thermodynamical relations in mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry and rock-forming minerals.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NKCP_CHM Master's

    branch NKCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme NPCP_CHM Master's

    branch NPCO_CHM , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

  • Programme CKCP_CZV lifelong learning

    branch CKCO_CZV , 1. year of study, winter semester, 4 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer