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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Microscopy of Rocks - MG440C12E
Title: Microscopy of Rocks
Czech title: Mikroskopie hornin
Guaranteed by: Institute of Petrology and Structural Geology (31-440)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2017
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 4
Examination process: summer s.:combined
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/2 C(+Ex) [hours/week]
Capacity: 10
Min. number of students: 3
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: prof. Ing. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc.
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Annotation -
Last update: RNDr. Jana Rubešová, Ph.D. (10.11.2006)
This course assumes familiarity with the polarizing microscope and an ability to identify some common minerals in thin sections. The main goals of this course will be textural relations among minerals ingneous rocks, succession of mineral formation during crystalization. In metamorphic rocks, the objective of this course will be textures, microstructures and their interpretation, mineral preferred orientations, relict and metamorphic minerals and classification of rock with respect to degree of metamorphism.
Literature - Czech
Last update: RNDr. Jana Rubešová, Ph.D. (10.11.2006)

Dudek A., Fediuk F., Palivcová M. (1962): Petrografické tabulky. NČSAV Praha.

Shelley D. (1993): Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks under the Microscope. - Chapman & Hall, London. 445 pp.

Bard J.P. (1986): Microtextures of Igneous and Metamorphic Rocks. - D. Reidel Publishing Company, Holland. 264 pp.

Barker A.J. (1990): Introduction to Metamorphic Textures and Microstructures.- Blackie and Son Ltd., Oxford.

Requirements to the exam
Last update: prof. Ing. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc. (05.04.2012)

Attendance 100 percent (in other case it should be consulted with teacher). All protocols should be delivered in time.

Syllabus - Czech
Last update: prof. Ing. Shah Wali Faryad, CSc. (12.02.2012)

1) Main types of textures in igneous rocks, 2) Minerals (major, minor a accessory) and textures of plutonic rock (granite, granodiorite, diorite, gabbro, peridotite), 3) Microscopy of volcanic rocks (rhyolite, dacite , andesite a basalts), 4) Relationships among minerals and their successive formation during crystallization 5) Autometamorphic and/or metamorphic alteration of igneous rocks, 6) Classification of rocks based mineral modes and textures.

7) Minerals and structures of metamorphic rocks, 8) Metamorphic textures and index minerals in metamorphic rocks, 9) Prograde and retrograde changes in metamorphic rocks, 10) Mineral formation during prograde metamorphism in politic, mafic, quartz-fledspatic, carbonatic and ultramafic rocks. 11)Classification of metamorphic rocks: phyllites, greenschists, blueschists, gneiss, amphibolite, granulites, eclogites and migmatite, 12) Classification and identification of metamorphic rocks based on textures and index minerals.

Entry requirements
Last update: doc. RNDr. Petr Jeřábek, Ph.D. (10.03.2017)

Attendance to this course is possible only after microscopy of rock forming minerals or similar course in other university. 

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