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friday 12-14

E-mail: predrag.vulic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

General Mineralogy

Course Description

Study program: Geology (I semester -OAS)

Name of subject: General Mineralogy

Instructors: Dr Predrag Vulić

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: None

Course Objectives: The objective of the course is to familiarize the student with the aspects of General Mineralogy as a basis for monitoring the Systematics of Minerals in the second semester of academic studies.

Learning Outcomes: By mastering the course the student is able to follow the material from the Systematics of Minerals course, as well as to recognize minerals macroscopically and microscopically.


Theory teaching
Introduction to mineralogy. Crystalline and amorphous state of matter. Elements of geometric crystallography. Crystal systems and twinning. Crystal and crystalline aggregates. Pseudomorphosis of minerals. Chemical composition and formulas of minerals. Isomorphism and polymorphism. Physical crystallography. Genesis of minerals. Optical properties of minerals. Polarization microscope and its parts. Basics of orthoscopic observation of minerals in a polarization microscope. Basics of conoscopic observation in a polarization microscope.

Practical teaching
Exercises are practical and follow the content of the lectures.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Др Данило Бабич, 2003. Минералогија, 423, Београд

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 3 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Power Point presentations in lectures. Exercises are practical and follow the content of the lectures.

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 40
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 5
Practical Classes 10
Written Tests 45

Additional Assessment Criteria -