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Hot August Nights Means Classic Cars and Floor-Dry Diatomaceous Earth Oil Absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 7, 2019 8:54:56 AM

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Peter Aylworth, EP Minerals'/US Silica samples clerk and car aficianado with his 1958 Ford Custom 300 at Hot August Nights 2019

Drive anywhere around the Reno, Lake Tahoe, Carson City or Virginia City this week, and you’re going to see some amazing sights. No, I don’t mean the stunning mountains, the beautiful lakes or the bright blue Nevada skies. I’m talking about cars. Lots of them. And they have fins, fender skirts, flames and big engines.

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Topics: absorbents, Diatomaceous Earth, Floor Dry, hot august nights, oil spill cleanup, oil absorbent

EP Minerals' Lovelock Mine Wins First Place in Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 1, 2019 12:08:02 PM


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The Nevada Mining Association this week announced the recipients of its 2019 Mine Operator Safety Awards. The awards celebrate Nevada’s mining operations that make an extraordinary effort to ensure all miners return home safely after every shift.

U.S. Silica’s EP Minerals’ Lovelock (Colado) mine took First place in the Non-Metal category. EP Minerals’ Lovelock is the world’s largest producing diatomaceous earth (DE) mine and has been in operation since 1959.

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Topics: EP Minerals, engineered materials, industrial minerals, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

It's National Tequila Day! Let's celebrate tequila filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 24, 2019 8:21:00 AM

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Thanks to Emily Bell and VinePair for the great tequila history.

Happy National Tequila Day! So you know that our diatomaceous earth filter aid filters the world's best beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, sakes and a host of other alcoholic beverages, right? What about the world's largest producer of tequila? Yep, bingo. DE filters tequila, too. It's a great day to celebrate this made-in-Mexico drink, and learn a little more about tequila and diatomaceous earth filter aid!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, Celatom, tequilafiltration

EP Minerals Celebrates Get To Know Your Customers Day - Every Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 18, 2019 12:44:09 PM

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"Make the customer your primary agenda." It's our mantra every day, not just today on Get To Know Your Customers Day. To a person, we have a passion for putting the customer first. Every day.

We're different in how we treat our customers, different in how we work with each other, and different in what we do and how we do it. Apparently, our customers think we’re different, too. But in a very good way.

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Topics: Company News, EP Way, EP Minerals, customer first

EP Minerals' Lovelock and Vale mines – celebrating ten years and eight years without a lost time accident

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM

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Safety. It’s the first core value in our company’s Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, and Community. That shows how important it is to all of us every day. And that’s why the whole company is proud of the Lovelock, NV mine ten-year safety record and the Vale, OR mine eight-year safety record – both for no lost time accidents. EP Minerals is owned by U.S. Silica, a company known for it’s commitment to outstanding safety.

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Topics: Functional Additives, Diatomaceous Earth, engineered minerals, EP Minerals, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

Happy July 4th with Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, and Perlite

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 1, 2019 9:00:12 AM


Minerals might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about how to spend your Fourth of July, but maybe they should be. Consider these top ideas for having fun in the sun with diatomaceous earth, clay, and perlite for the upcoming July 4th holiday:

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Topics: baseball infield conditioner, axis soil amendment, diatomaceous earth insecticide, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder, brewing filtration, swim pool filtration, ussilica

Three EP Minerals Lovelock Employees Win Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 27, 2019 3:41:09 PM


Our company safety mantra: Everyone returns home safe every day. That’s certainly what we train and practice throughout EP Minerals, but no where is that more important than at our mines and plants. This week, the Nevada Mining Association recognized three of our employees with the NVMA Individual Safety Awards. The award recipients are voted in by their fellow employees, which makes it even more special.

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Topics: diatomaceous earth filter aid

Got arsenic in your water? Remove it with EP Minerals' NXT-2 Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 13, 2019 4:04:25 PM


Arsenic in the water is a problem around the world today. It’s in groundwater, and it can seep into local water systems and private wells. While it’s an element found in the earth’s crust from millions of years ago, it can be very toxic in high levels.

According to the Center for Public Integrity, arsenic is known to cause a variety of cancers as well as being linked to heart disease, strokes and diabetes. Recent research has found an association between arsenic and IQ deficits in children. If you drink water from a private well, it’s unlikely that it’s ever been tested for arsenic.

More than 40 million Americans drink from such wells; of those, the U.S. Geological Survey estimates that as many as 3 million consume water that wouldn’t meet the EPA standard.

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Topics: NXT-2, remove arsenic from water, arsenic in water, arsenic removal

Top six uses for diatomaceous earth at the wildest, richest rodeo in the West!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 6, 2019 4:44:54 PM


Yeehaw! It’s Reno Rodeo time! The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," turns 100 years old this year. The 10-day event draws over 140,000 fans, and it’s the 4th richest PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) tour rodeo. Not only does Reno love this event because it’s part of our heritage, but it also brings in $57 million into our economy. The cowboys love this rodeo, too. The main stock contractor, Cotton Rosser says, "Next to the National Finals Rodeo, this is the best one there is. All the top cowboys come here, and we have six or seven of the best stock contractors.”

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth insecticide, absorbent products, natural insecticide, datomaceousearthfilteraid

Almost summer! Time for a sparkling clear swim pool with diatomaceous earth filter powder

Posted by Julie Brown

May 30, 2019 3:40:18 PM


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Topics: swim pool, diatomaceous earth swim pool filtration, celapool diatomaceous earth swim pool filter aid, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder, swim pool filtration


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