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Optional courses

Additional optional field courses

Field Course in Petrology and Structural Geology MG440T78 Petr Jeřábek, Ondrej Lexa, Shah Wali Faryad, Václav Špillar

  • The aim of this course is to foster practical skills acquired during courses in metamorphic and magmatic petrology, structural geology and geotectonics focussing on the identification of the relationship between deformation and metamorphism/magmatism in different tectonic environments. 
  • Students will become familiar with the practical application of field methods in petrology and structural geology.

Field Exercises in Structural Geology MG440T68 Ondrej Lexa, Petr Jeřábek

  • The course is focused on the demonstration of basic structures on the outcrops and quantitative field methods in structural geology.
  • Students will become familiar with basic tools in field structural geology.

Field Course in Petrology MG440T04G Kryštof Verner, Shah Wali Faryad

  • The course will introduce basic rock suites in the Bohemian Massif.
  • Students will become familiar with processes leading to the formation of common rock types in the Bohemian Massif.

Additional optional courses

Petrology of Metamorphic Rocks MG440P10E Shah Wali Faryad

  • Formation and compositional changes of minerals during metamorphism, phase relation, reactions progress and re-equilibrium conditions of metamorphic minerals.
  • Interpretation of mineral reactions and their graphic presentation.

Fundamentals of Structural Geology MG440P17E Petr Jeřábek, Vít Peřestý

  • The course provides basic tools in structural geology and description of common geological structures, relying on quantitative approach as well as an interplay between dynamic and kinematic analyses.
  • Students will acquire basic skills in describing and interpreting geological structures.

Microscopy of rock-forming minerals MG440C08E Alessandro Fabbrizio

  • The course includes work with a polarization microscope, description of minerals characters and determination of their optical properties. 
  • Students will be able to describe and identify the most common rock-forming minerals by using a polarization microscope.

Microscopy of Rocks MG440C12E Shah Wali Faryad

  • Mineral textures in various magmatic and metamorphic rocks and their interpretation.
  • Understanding crystallization and modification of minerals and mineral assemblages during temperature and pressure change.

Fundamentals of Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis MG440P63 Martin Racek, Radim Jedlička, Petr Jeřábek

  • The course provides a theoretical introduction to methods related to electron microscopy and microanalysis followed by practical work of students using the scanning electron microscope and electron probe microanalyzer. 
  • Students will be able to operate an electron microscope and microanalyzer independently

Metallic deposits: geology, mining, and environmental impact MG432P29E

  • The course covers main aspects of exploitation of metallic ore deposits. It introduces principles of ore formation processes, exploration and mining methods, and monitoring, disposal and treatment of sulphidic wastes and mine waters.
  • Students will be able to identify the main types of ore deposits and understand basic exploration and mining methods

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