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Miloš René

Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Significant researcher in area of uranium ore mineralization and mineralogical research of granitic rocks. Dr. René obtained his MSc in Mineralogy and his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Charles University, the Czech Republic. He has published about eighty-five scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and economic geology.


Quartz Biotite Apatite Zircon Galenite Sphalerite Microscopy Cathodoluminescence Corundum Diamond Moon Mars

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Mineralogy is a branch of geological sciences that deals with crystal structure, physical properties, and chemical composition of minerals, originated in various igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary processes. Mineralogy form also an important background and is of high significance for many other scientific disciplines, including geology, geophysics, economic geology, and environmental sciences.

The book could contain new significant results of investigation of rock-minerals, ore minerals, and accessory minerals that occurred in intrusive, extrusive, metamorphic, and sedimentary rock series in a different part of the world. Mineralogy has a wide spectrum of various scientific methods, inclusive polarisation microscopy, cathodoluminescence, chemical analysis, and microprobe research.

The book could include new contributions about the occurrence and composition of rock-forming minerals (especially micas, feldspars, amphibole, pyroxene), significant accessory minerals (zircon, monazite, xenotime, apatite, allanite, titanite, ilmenite, magnetite), and important ore minerals (galenite, sphalerite, pyrite, chalcopyrite, tetrahedrite, cassiterite, wolframite, Nb-Ta oxides, scheelite, uraninite, coffinite, thorite).

The book could also contain new information about the synthesis of various minerals in laboratory conditions. A significant part of the book could be also new data from planetary mineralogy, especially results of research rocks and minerals from Moon and Mars.

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Date completed: September 14th 2021

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Miloš René

Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Dr. Miloš René, Ph.D. is a scientist at the Institute of Rock Structure and Mechanics, Czech Academy of Sciences. He obtained his MSc in Mineralogy in 1968 and his Ph.D. in Economic Geology from Charles University, Prague, the Czech Republic in 1981. He has published about eighty-five scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of mineralogy, petrology, geochemistry, and economic geology. His recent scientific activity is concentrated on petrology and geochemistry of granitic rocks, mineralogy of accessory minerals, and mineralogy of uranium deposits, especially from the Central European Variscan Belt.

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