Zelný trh 6, 659 37, Brno
phone: +420 533 435 216 / 217 / 218
e-mail: mineral@mzm.cz


Head of the department:
  • RNDr. Stanislav Houzar - petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of metamorphic rocks, moldavites, tektites, impact process, geological-mineralogical aspects of historical mining in Western Moravia, phone +420 533 435 216, e-mail: shouzar@mzm.cz

Staff members:
  • Mgr. Vladimir Hrazdil - topographic mineralogy of Moravia, hollow pegmatites of the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands, geological-mineralogical aspects of historical mining, phone: +420 533 435 217, e-mail: vhrazdil@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Jan Cempirek - crystallochemistry of silicates, pegmatite minerals and their genesis, phone +420 533 435 216, e-mail: jcempirek@mzm.cz
  • Mgr. Eva Kocourkova - (research and public education activities, co-operation with schools and general public), mineralogy of ore deposits, phone +420 533 435 216, e-mail: ekocourkova@mzm.cz
  • Petr Dockal - preparators, technical equipment of the department


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 - open to the public on Monday - Thursday 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Consultancies for the public - determination of minerals and rocks: Monday - Thursday 1 - 3 p.m. (preferably upon previous agreement, exceptionally beyond this time)
  • 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)
Publications and periodical issued by the department:
  • Acta Musei Moraviae, Sci. Geol. (ed. S. Houzar)
  • Milan Novák, Anna Pfeiferová: World of Minerals
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