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A European patent first in the CGS

November 12, 2014

Radek Vodrážka, geologist in the Department of Regional Geology of Sedimentary Formations has authored the first European patent in the Czech Geological Survey ever to be submitted and approved. A very complicated approval procedure taking almost four years preceded granting the European patent status to a unique method focused on calcareous and pyritized fossils recovery from calcareous sediments. This preparation method is based on the rate of solution contrast of a coarse- and fine-crystalline calcite in the 38% sulphuric acid. We congratulate Radek Vodrážka on this remarkable achievement and wish him a lot of similar new ideas. And we conclude with the words said by Thomas Alva Edison: “Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”

Author: Lilian Švábenická

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Radek Vodrážka preparing tiny fossils

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