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Department of Mineralogy and Petrography

Zelný trh 6
659 37 Brno
phone: +420 533 435 216

Head of the department:

Mgr. Vladimír Hrazdil - topographic mineralogy of Moravia, hollow pegmatites of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, geological-mineralogical aspects of historical mining
phone: +420 533 435 217


Staff members:

  • RNDr. Stanislav Houzar, Ph.D. 
    Petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of metamorphic rocks, moldavites, tectites, impact process, geological-mineralogical aspects of historical mining in Western Moravia.
    phone: +420 533 435 216, e-mail:  
  • Mgr. Eva Víšková, Ph.D. educator, mineralogy of ore deposits
    phone: +420 533 435 217, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Pavla Hršelová, Ph.D. curator, collaboration with schools and the public, petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of secondary phases
    phone: +420 533 435 216, e-mail:
  • Mgr. Jiří Toman, Ph.D. - curator
    phone: +420 533 435 217, e-mail:
  • Petr Dočkal - preparator, technical equipment of the department
    phone: +420 533 435 218


  • The activities of the department focus on collection management and research of minerals and rocks from Moravia, Silesia and geologically similar regions in neighbour countries. The collection of Moravian and Silesian minerals and rocks contains ca 100 000 samples including study material, the systematic collection of world minerals encompasses some 50 000 items.
  • The research concerns metamorphic rocks (marbles, scarnes and geochemically specific metamorphic rocks), granitic pegmatites and their minerals, moldavites and other products of impact processes.
  • The traditionally in the Moravian Museum studied topic - the topographic mineralogy of Moravia and Silesia, recently also geological-mineralogical aspects of historical ore mining in Moravia are dealt with.
  • The curators also devote themselves to educational activities and collaborate with various types of schools and the general public.

Permanent activities:

  • Library - loans for the reading room only
  • Consultancies for the public - determination of minerals and rocks
  • Collection study - for experts only (upon previous agreement)
  • Seminars and conferences including international ones (e.g. Tourmaline 1997, Moldavites, tektites and impact glass 2002, Granulite 2004)

Permanent exhibitions