Mineral identification course

We are happy to introduce our new Mineral identification course open to the public. In the course, we will introduce the mineralogical system, talk about important characteristics of minerals and we will highlight their importance in our everyday lives. 

Our first meeting is scheduled for April 19, 2023. Frequency of classes will be determined then. 


  • Wednesday, April 19, 2023, 16:30 - 18:30.


  • Room Gs, Building 11, Faculty od Science campus at Kotlářská street.

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Who is the course for?

  • The course is designed for adults and young enthusiasts from the age of 15. Younger children are welcome to attend with their parents or accompanying adults.

What should I bring?

  • Please bring a notebook and a pen. You may also want to bring other equipment such as hand lenses, but this is not required.


  • Adults (18+): 300,-
  • Children and youth: 100,-

Payment can be made via the Masaryk University Shopping Centre.

What can I look forward to?

Learn the basics of mineralogy directly from us.

You will get acquainted with the mineralogical system, we will explain how to apply mineral characteristics for their identification and how to tell apart similar minerals. 

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We will help you identify your own mineral samples.

Found an interesting mineral or rock that you are unable to identify? Our classes will include space for open discussion and all your questions. 

Relating mineralogy to our everyday lives.

Minerals serve as raw materials for the production of most items around us.  We need them to secure our basic individual needs and for the technological advancement of humanity as a whole. You will learn about minerals in context of daily life!

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Learn more about nature.

Each meeting will include a short talk on an interesting geological topic.

See our mineral collection.

The Department's mineral collection holds more than 11000 exhibits. Together, we will explore the collection.

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Register for the course!

Simply fill the registration for below. If you wish to register multiple persons, please give us their details (age, names), too. 

Mgr. Petr Gadas, Ph.D.


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