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The Laboratory of Ores, Fuels and By-products was established in 2018-2019 within the implementation of the project "History and present of mineral processing and their use in the Czech Republic and PL" No. CZ.11.4.120/0.0/0.0/16_013/0001384“ with the support of the INTERREG V-A Czech Republic - Poland program, Microproject Fund 2014-2020, financed by the European Union from the microproject fund, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund. The Polish Główny Instytut Górnictwa, Politechnika Częstochowska and Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach joined forces with VŠB-TUO, which was the project leader.


The new exposition was then ceremoniously opened by the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Materials Technology after the annual completion of raw material exhibits by the project team.

The laboratory houses a Czech-Polish exposition of ores, fuels and subsequent products. This is a new collection exhibition of primary raw materials and fuels with samples of subsequent products. The exhibition is composed of personal collections of CZ-PL team members, as well as unique samples of ores and fuels that were mined in the Czech Republic and PL in the past.

The collection maps the montane history and the history of ore mining on the Czech-Polish border. This collection presents both input raw materials and fuels, as well as subsequent products of metallurgical production and forms of suitable processing of iron-bearing waste generated in metallurgy.

The exhibition is divided into two parts:

Mobile exposition - here are selected basic raw materials, fuels and products of metallurgical production in the Czech Republic and Poland presented in the form of a "mobile" exhibition, which is presented at the events of partner universities.

Permanent exposition - which consists of a collection of ore raw materials and fuels of the Czech Republic and the Czech Republic, samples of subsequent products and secondary products arising from metallurgical production.


The exposition serves both for teaching students of the faculty and for the professional public, within the framework of events organized by the faculty and will be further used within the framework of Czech-Polish cooperation for organizing workshops on montane-metallurgical topics.