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MLB Playoffs, Baseball Infield Conditioners, Drying Agents & Mound Clays

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 7, 2019 11:13:48 AM

(postseason pic 

So who is it going to be? The ALDS and NLDS could all end today! Whoa. 

The Atlanta Braves, Houston Astros, New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Dodgers have opportunities to finish off their respective series during the four-game slate - today.

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Topics: Sports Field, drying agents, infield conditioners, mound clays

Groundbreaking for U.S. Silica Clark, NV diatomaceous earth plant expansion

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 3, 2019 2:33:57 PM

clark2Groundbreaking event with the Clark, NV plant team. Love the gold shovels.

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Topics: Functional Additives, Filtration, Agriculture, absorbents, DEsect, Diatomaceous Earth, Floor Dry, Filter aid, diatomaceous earth filter aid, agready, fertilizer carrier, natural insecticide

Nevada teachers learn about 10-million-year-old diatomaceous earth fossils

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 26, 2019 9:19:55 AM

IMG_0821  Nothern Nevada teachers collecting stickleback fish fossils

For years, EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica company, has hosted the annual Nevada Mining Association's teachers workshop, touring our Clark plant and mine. This past year, 55 Northern Nevada teachers got the incredible experience of touring our plant, a historical lecture on diatomaceous earth (DE), and a mine tour, where they got to take as many DE rocks as they could carry with them to share with their students. It's always a fun group and the teachers are genuinely excited about taking what they learn back to their classes.  

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, diatom, diatomaceous earth filtration, innovation, DE filtration, de filter aid, datomaceousearthfilteraid, highpurityfiltration

Why is diatomaceous earth filter aid important to Oktoberfest?

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 19, 2019 9:27:26 AM

Your favorite beer is filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Cheers! Oktoberfest starts Saturday, September 21 in Germany. Let’s drink up some knowledge about beer (and wine!) and diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid!

So, why does Oktoberfest start in September?

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Topics: diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, de filter aid, brewingfilteraid

Millen, Ga. Plant To Make White Armor Cool Roof Granules and EverWhite Countertop Products

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 16, 2019 2:34:01 PM


Millen-Ribbon-CuttingGrand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony-U.S. Silica Millen, GA Plant 

It was a big party in Millen, Georgia last Thursday. The U.S. Silica team was joined by Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Millen Mayor King Rocker for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting of a state-of-the art facility that will produce high-end industrial products to be sold across the United States and internationally.

“The opening of this facility represents how businesses see unlimited opportunity in our state, and how our jobs-friendly economic climate is attracting innovative, dynamic companies like U.S. Silica,” said Gov. Kemp. “We are proud these cutting-edge U.S. Silica products will now bear the ‘Made in Georgia’ label.”

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Topics: energy saving roofing, Cool roof granules, solar roofing, white armor roofing, us silica, everwhite, cristobalite

National Beer Lover's Day and a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 5, 2019 9:47:25 AM

beer lovers day

Beer drinkers across the nation will celebrate this weekend--September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day!

There are more than 7,000 breweries in the United States today ranging in size from industry giants to brew pubs and microbreweries. It’s a great time to remember that the most experienced brewers in the world today use all-natural diatomaceous earth (DE) filtration to get the finest beer quality, taste and clarity.

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration

Millions of years in the making: National Diatomaceous Earth Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 29, 2019 8:56:56 AM

Single_Diatom_-_LargeA single magnified diatom

Diatomaceous earth, also known as DE, is a sedimentary rock found in large deposits worldwide and mined primarily in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Peru, France, Spain, Denmark, and China. Northern Nevada has several large, high-purity deposits mined by EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica company. The DE is developed into hundreds of products used around the globe by the world's largest companies. 

The diatoms that are forming today - the single-celled plants that make up the diatomaceous earth - are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about three quarters of the world’s new oxygen supply. See, DE is a really big deal!

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Topics: national diatomaceous earth day, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, de filter aid, us silica

National Diatomaceous Earth Day is August 31!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 22, 2019 11:05:46 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg At U.S. Silica's EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine - the world's largest producing diatomaceous earth mine and plant

Most people know of diatomaceous earth because they use it to filter their swimming pools or for its natural insecticide properties to control insects in their homes or gardens. Biologists know about diatoms, the single-celled plants that form diatomaceous earth, because they are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about ¾ of the world’s new oxygen supply. Materials scientists know about diatom skeletons (called frustules), the tiny, intricate porous opal structures, because they are known to be the strongest naturally-occurring substances.

On August 31, we celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day to recognize the diatom and the remarkable substance it creates, diatomaceous earth.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, national diatomaceous earth day, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, DE filtration

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


lovelock mine

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


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