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Term consultation:

tuesday 10 - 12; friday 10 - 12

E-mail: aleksandra.rosic@rgf.bg.ac.rs


Course Description

Study program: Geophysics (II semester -OAS), Geotechnics (II semester -OAS), Hidrogeology (II semester -OAS)

Name of subject: Mineralogy

Instructors: Dr Aleksandra Rosić

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: -

Course Objectives: Knowledge on the basic physical and chemical characteristics and morphology of the main petrological and ore minerals.

Learning Outcomes: Qualifications to determine mineral species based on their morphological and physical properties.


Theory teaching
The history of mineralogy and mineral as the main component of the lithosphere; Characteristics of crystalline and amorphous matter; Crystals, boundary elements and elements of symmetry; Crystal systems and crystalline classes; The manner of appearance of minerals; Physical properties of minerals; Genesis of minerals; Chemical characteristics and classification of minerals; Native elements, sulfides; oxides, hydroxides, carbonates, sulphates, halides and borates; tectosilicates, phillosilicates; inosilicates; cyclosilicates, sorosilicates and nesosilikates.

Practical teaching
Determination of boundary elements and elements of symmetry on crystal models; Macroscopic recognition of theoretically processed mineral species based on characteristic physical properties.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Данило Бабич, 2003, Минералогија, 423, Издавач-аутор, Београд
  2. William D. Nesse, 2000, Introduction to Mineralogy, 433, Oxsford University Press, Oxford, New York,
  3. Dragutin Slovenec, Vladimir Bermanec, 2006, Sistematska mineralogija, mineralogija silikata, 359, Udžbenici geoznanosti, Zagreb

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 2 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Interactive and Power Point presentations of each teaching unit. Practical classes: Interactive with direct teaching on crystalline models and collections of minerals.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 50
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 5
Practical Classes 5
Written Tests 40

Additional Assessment Criteria -