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Geology for all

Popularization of the Earth Sciences and sharing the results of geological research with the public is one of the priorities of the Czech Geological Survey. Throughout the existence of the CGS, its staff have endeavoured to improve our understanding of geological evolution and the Earth’s resources by geological mapping and research. More recently, with the advent of our information-based society and innovations in publication, it has been possible to communicate knowledge in understandable and eye-catching formats to everyone with an interest in the natural processes that affect us. Public outreach by the CGS embraces the professional community and the public alike, ranging from school children, students and parents to tourists and pensioners.

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Ask a geologist

On this page you will find the answers to many questions, including the possibility to contact a specialist in geology, hydrogeology or economic geology directly (Czech only).

Decorative stones

The Czech Republic has a rich tradition in the extraction and processing of natural stone. The increasing demand for good-quality material that is suitable for decorative purposes makes a considerable contribution to the development of stone-working branches in industry.

Significant geological localities of the CR

The database contains records of the locations in the Czech Republic, which documented numerous examples of highly diverse geological phenomena, significant occurrences of rocks, minerals and fossils.

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Geosites of the Czech Republic

The map application briefly and clearly presents geologically interesting sites of the CR. It is working on all devices and operating systems, including smartphones and tablets. Easy orientation is supported by the basemaps with marked trails and ortophotomaps and accurate positioning by GPS of the device.

Virtual museum

A virtual museum of the CGS offers a rich photographic doccumentation to the collections stored in the Czech Geological Survey.

Geological dictionary

Czech/English and English/Czech geological dictionary

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On-line shop

Foreign language publications

My piece of Earth

The web pages for children (Czech only)

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Czech Geological Survey
Klárov 131/3
118 21 Praha 1
phone: +420257089433