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Department of Mineralogy and Petrology
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Comenius University in Bratislava

About project

Financial support for the Atlas of Magmatic Rocks was provided by the Cultural and Educational Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Slovak Republic, (project No. 014UK-4/2013).

Authors of the project are teachers at the Department of Mineralogy and Petrology, Comenius University of Bratislava, Slovakia. Scientific work of the principal coordinator of the project - assoc. Prof. Monika Huraiová, Phd. - is focused on upper mantle and lower crustal xenoliths occurring in Tertiary alkali basalts of southern Slovakia. She studies the xenoliths and the associated alkali basalts using mineralogic and petrologic methods, fluid inclusions, and accessory minerals. Scientific work of the second investigator - assoc. Prof. Martin Ondrejka, PhD. - is focused on mineralogy, petrology and accessory minerals in granitoid rocks of Western Carpathians.

The main goal of the project is building up a database of main magmatic rock types, involving descriptions on a macro- and micro-scales, main classification principles and sample calculations of chemical and normative compositions. The database should serve predominantly to petrology students, but also to a wider professional geological community. Main page of the website summarizes basic terminology magmatic rocks and detailed characteristics of selected rock types. Ambition of the authors is to bring together the basic set of magmatic rocks. Hence, any help from other petrologists is welcome. Suggestions, remarks and proposals for including new rock types can be sent to us using the contact form. Any constructive collaboration would be greatly appreciated.

List of selected publications

Huraiová Monika

Huraiová, M. – Konečný, P. – Konečný, V. – Simon, K. – Hurai, V. (1996) Mafic and salic igneous xenoliths in late Tertiary alkaline basalts: Fluid inclusion and mineralogical evidence for a deep crustal magmatic reservoir in the Western Carpathians. European Journal of Mineralogy 8, 901-916.

Hurai, V. – Simon, K. – Wiechert, U. – Hoefs, J. – Konečný, P. – Huraiová, M. – Pironon, J. – Lipka, J. (1998) Immiscible separation of metalliferous Fe/Ti-oxide melts from fractionating alkali basalt: P-T-fO2 conditions and two-liquid elemental partitioning. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 133, 12-29.

Huraiová, M. – Dubessy, J. – Konečný, P. – Simon, K. – Kráľ, J. – Zielinski, G. – Lipka, J. – Hurai, V. (2005) Glassy orthopyroxene granodiorites of the Pannonian Basin – tracers of ultra-high-temperature deep-crustal anatexis triggered by Tertiary basaltic volcanism. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 148, 615-633.

Hurai, V. – Huraiová, M. – Konečný, P. – Thomas, R. (2007) Mineral-fluid-melt composition of carbonate-bearing cumulate xenoliths in Tertiary alkali basalts of southern Slovakia. Mineralogical Magazine 71, 1, 17-33.

Hurai, V. – Göttlicher, J. – Majzlan, J. – Huraiová, M. (2008) Contrasting ferric iron contents in natural conjugate Fe-oxide and silicate melts from southern Slovakia determined using micro-XANES spectroscopy. Canadian Mineralogist 46, 1173-1181.

Hurai, V. – Paquette, J.-L. – Huraiová, M. – Konečný, P. (2010) U-Th-Pb geochronology of zircon and monazite from syenite and pincinite xenoliths in Pliocene alkali basalts of intra-Carpathian back-arc basin. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research 198, 275-287.

Hurai, V. – Paquette, J.-L. – Huraiová, M. – Sabol, M. (2012) U-Pb geochronology of zircons from fossiliferous sediments of the Hajnáčka I maar (Slovakia) – type locality of the MN16a biostratigraphic subzone. Geological Magazine 149, 6, 989-1000.

Hurai, V. – Huraiová, M. – Milovský, R. – Luptáková, J. – Konečný, P. (2013) High-pressure aragonite phenocrysts in carbonatite and carbonated syenite xenoliths within an alkali basalt. American Mineralogist 98, 1074–1077.

Hurai, V. – Danišík, M. – Huraiová, M. – Paquette, J.-L. – Ádám, A. (2013) Combined U/Pb and (U-Th)/He geochronometry of basalt maars in Western Carpathians - implications for age of intraplate volcanism and origin of zircon metasomatism. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 166, 4, 1235-1251

Ondrejka Martin

Uher, P. – Ondrejka, M. – Spišiak, J. – Broska, I. – Putiš, M. (2002) Lower Triassic potassium-rich rhyolites of the Silicic Unit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: Geochemistry, mineralogy and genetic aspects. Geologica Carpathica 53, 1, 27-36.

Uher, P. – Broska, I. – Ondrejka, M. (2002) Permian to Triassic granitic and rhyolitic magmatism in the Western Carpathians: Composition, evolution and origin. Geologica Carpathica 53, 188-189.

Ondrejka, M. – Uher, P. – Pršek, J. – Ozdín, D. (2007) Arsenian monazite-(Ce) and xenotime-(Y), REE arsenates and carbonates from the Tisovec-Rejkovo rhyolite, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: Composition and substitutionsin the (REE,Y)XO4 system (X = P, As, Si, Nb, S). Lithos 95, 1-2, 116-129.

Putiš, M. – Ivan, P. – Kohút, M. – Spišiak, J. – Siman, P. – Radvanec, M. – Uher, P. – Sergeev, S. – Larionov, A. – Méres, Š. – Demko, R. – Ondrejka, M. (2009) Metaigneous rocks of the West-Carpathian basement, Slovakia: indicators of Early Paleozoic extension and shortening events. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France 180, 6, 461-471.

Putiš, M. – Sergeev, S. – Ondrejka, M. – Larionov, A. – Siman, P. – Spišiak, J. – Uher, P. – Paderin, I. (2008) Cambrian-Ordovician metaigneous rocks associated with Cadomian fragments in the West-Carpathian basement dated by SHRIMP on zircons: a record from the Gondwana active margin setting. Geologica Carpathica 59, 1, 3-18.

Uher, P. – Ondrejka, M. – Konečný, P. (2009) Magmatic and post-magmatic Y-REE-Th phosphate, silicate and Nb-Ta-Y-REE oxide minerals in A-type metagranite: an example from the Turčok massif, the Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Mineralogical Magazine 73, 6, 1009-1025.

Kohút, M. – Uher, P. – Putiš, M. – Ondrejka, M. – Sergeev, S. – Larionov, A. – Paderin, I. (2009) SHRIMP U-Th-Pb zircon dating of the granitoid massifs in the Malé Karpaty Mountains (Western Carpathians):evidence of Meso-Hercynian successive S- to I-type granitic magmatism. Geologica Carpathica 60, 5, 345-350.

Pršek, J. – Ondrejka, M. – Bačík, P. – Budzyń, B. – Uher, P. (2010) Metamorphic-hydrothermal REE minerals in the Bacúch magnetite deposit, Western Carpathians, Slovakia: (Sr,S)-rich monazite-(Ce) and Nd-dominant hingganite. Canadian Mineralogist 48, 1, 81-94.

Förster, H.-J. – Ondrejka, M. – Uher P. (2011) Mineralogical responses to subsolidus alteration of granitic rocks by oxidizing As-bearing fluids: REE arsenates and As-rich silicates from the Zinnwald granite, Eastern Erzgebirge, Germany. Canadian Mineralogist 49, 4, 913-930.

Ondrejka, M. – Uher, P. – Putiš, P. – Broska, I. – Bačík, P. – Konečný, P. – Schmiedt, I. (2012) Two-stage breakdown of monazite by post-magmatic and metamorphic fluids: An example from the Veporic orthogneiss, Western Carpathians, Slovakia. Lithos 142–143, 245–255.