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Classroom of optical microscopy
  • 4 polarizing microscopes Olympus BX40
  • 5 polarizing microscopes Olympus BX 41. One of the microscopes equipped by a double viewing device for observation of the sample by 2 people at once
  • Nikon digital camera
  • image analysis Lucia
  • Olympus stereomicroscope used for teaching microscopic analysis of rocks and minerals, digital camera with image output to the computer monitor and projection with data projector allows monitoring of individual steps of petrographic analysis
Laboratory of optical microscopy
  • image analysis LUCIA
  • Olympus polarizing microscope
  • Olympus BX51 biological microscope with phase contrast and digital camera
  • confocal laser microscope OLYMPUS with antivibration table
  • macroscopic opto-digital microscope
  • Olympus BX60 research microscope with the possibility to observe samples in transmitted and reflected light, with Olympus BX-RFA fluorescence microscope adapter and automatic slide table
  • integration planimetric table Olympus OCS MAS 30

Laboratory of optical microscopy serves for the purpose of microscopic research of rock and building materials; the laboratory is also used for practical work in the framework of the creation of bachelor's, master's and especially doctoral theses.

X-ray diffraction and electron micro-probe workplace

X-ray diffraction with high-end powder diffractometer BrukerAdvance D8, equipped with LynxEye linear semiconductor detector and SOL-XE energy dispersive detector (system is used for qualitative and quantitative analyzes of mineralogical/phase composition of samples of all kinds, it can analyze the composition and identify almost any material - rock samples, wastes, chemicals, etc.); the workplace is also equipped with a FEI Quanta 650 FEG scanning electron microscope equipped with WDX, EDX and EBSD analyzers; The  workplace assists to students in final years of study (Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate) with solving their final theses by high-quality analyzes.

Laboratory for analysis of geometric properties of aggregates
  • 2x basic set of laboratory sieves Fritsch (mesh size 0,02 - 16 mm)
  • basic set of laboratory sieves VUSTAH (mesh size 0,063 - 8 mm)
  • sliding scale
  • caliper for determining the shape index
  • OHAVEO scales, sensitivity: 0.1 mg, max.: 4100 g
  • Ohaus scales, sensitivity: 0,02kg, max.: 50 kg
  • FRITSCH Analysette 3 PRO high-performance Vibratory Sieve Shaker - sieving device for the determination of sample particle sizes ranging from 0.063 mm to 5 mm
  • ultrasonic cleaner
  • Stericel dryer

The laboratory is mainly used for research in analysis of geometric properties of aggregates and unpaved sediments. The equipment enables granulometric analysis of materials with a grain size in the range of 0.001 - 16 mm, the laboratory is also used for practical work within creation of bachelor's, master's and especially doctoral theses.

Geophysical equipment
  • ARES system with accessories (represents an instrument for measuring and displaying resistivity; easy operation in the field (without PC), powered by 12 V battery or generator, rich support of standard and special electrode configurations and compatibility with extended types of interpretation software)
  • magnetometer (Gradiometer) - an instrument for measuring the magnitude of the Earth's geomagnetic field
  • georadar - GPR - the principle of georadar method is based on observation of changes of certain physical quantities in geological environment, the device works on repeated transmission of electromagnetic pulses of high frequency (25 - 1000 MHz) by antenna system to the examined environment and receiving their response

During classes trained operators demonstrate the use of various types of geophysical apparatus for specific environments (old mine workings, line constructions, etc.) and their subsequent interpretation; students can use instrumental equipment to work on final theses.

Grinding room, preparation of polished/thin sections
  • saw Struers DISCOPLAN (cutting and grinding machine for preparation of mineralogical and petrographic thin sections. The left side of the machine has a table with a diamond cut-off wheel, the right side has a diamond cup wheel and a vacuum holder for simultaneously grinding up to three specimens almost to their final thickness with an accuracy of 2 µm.
  • grinding machine / polisher PHOENIX (grinding on traditional abrasive papers, with silicon carbide grains or with abrasives such as diamond or corundum)
  • drying room
  • Jaw crusher RETSH (rock crushing)

The workplace serves to students of all types of study (during lessons as well as for the completion of theses) for the preparation of samples for subsequent laboratory analyzes (e.g. thin sections, polished sections,  crushing to different fractions, etc.)

Classroom of mineralogy and petrology

Classroom designed for teaching mineralogy and petrology, which is equipped with multimedia technology, teaching and testing sets of minerals and rocks, including tools for their identification