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California Vineyards Recycle Diatomaceous Earth Spent Cake into Compost

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2017 8:40:11 AM

vineyard_compostCompost mixed with diatomaceous earth at California winery

“Turning the spent diatomaceous earth (DE) filter cake into compost produced significant results for the vineyards in achieving regulatory compliance, lowering costs and creating sustainable value.”  according to Andrew Welford, Director of Commercial Sustainability at EP Minerals.

Check these results out: 200 tons of waste diverted from landfill. And, a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

200 tons of waste diverted! That's unbelievable. Here's the story.

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid, spent cake, wine filtration

EP Minerals focuses on STEM for innovation excellence

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 9, 2017 2:10:14 PM

 monica.pngIn the EP Minerals R&D Lab

In an average day, you probably come in contact with over 100 products that have been manufactured or processed using industrial minerals. Industrial minerals are defined as non-metallic minerals produced from natural sources. Here at EP Minerals, we mine and manufacture products from diatomaceous earth (DE), perlite, and clays. These incredibly high-quality minerals are used in an extremely broad range of applications in every day life. Without these minerals, a vast range of products would simply not exist. Surprised?

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Topics: Company News, engineered materials, innovation, industrial minerals

EP Minerals Gives Back for Eagle Scout's Children's Home Landscape Project

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 27, 2017 8:52:03 AM


Calvary-1Harrison Fish, Eagle Scout, after completing his landscape project at Calvary Children's Home in Atlanta

Recently, Harrison Fish, a 13-year-old Boy Scout with Troop 89 in Atlanta, GA, approached EP Minerals with a donation request for landscape project for the Calvary Children’s Home in Powder Springs, GA - as his Eagle Scout Project. Calvary Children’s Home had made a specific request to Harrison’s Boy Scout troop for help to improve the aesthetics of their property to create a more pleasant campus for the kids, donors, and workers.

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Topics: AXIS, EP Minerals, soil amendment, Axis Ceramic

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

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 19, 2017 11:28:13 AM

(cubs.png Joe Maddon ejected for arguing a foul ball call in Wednesday's Dodgers-Cubs game (Photo: Jim Young, JUSA TODAY Sports)

So what's it going to be tonight? The Cubs & Dodgers showdown or Thursday Night Football? It's all about playoff baseball at my house, just to keep the peace.  The Dodgers are carrying a lot of momentum into tonight's game, even with last nights' loss. There are a lot of Cubs, Dodgers (and Indians) fans here at EP Minerals, along with several disgruntled San Francisco Giants' fans (the Dodgers' arch enemy)--leading to quite a bit of smack talk.

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

How 10 million year old fossils in diatomaceous earth help teachers teach

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 11, 2017 10:01:45 AM

2014-07-15_23.44.15Nevada teacher digging for 10- million-year-old stickleback fish fossil in diatomaceous earth

It's National Fossil Day and what better way to celebrate than to learn about the amazing fossils found at one of EP Minerals' diatomaceous earth mines. 10-20 million years ago, Northern Nevada was covered by a freshwater lake that was full of stickleback fish - small spiny-rayed fish that lived during the Miocene Epoch. Recently, EP Minerals hosted a group of 40 Nevada teachers at our diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association's Teacher Education program. The program is designed to encourage teachers to incorporate more mining education, geology and Nevada mineral history into their classrooms. Here's a look at the teacher's group at the DE mine and some of their "treasure"-- 10 million year old stickleback fish fossils. 

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Topics: Community involvement, Diatomaceous Earth, National Fossil Day,

Why is diatomaceous earth filtration important to Oktoberfest?

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 5, 2017 12:04:42 PM

Your favorite beer is filtered with diatomaceous earth

Cheers! It’s Oktoberfest! Let’s drink up some knowledge about beer, wine, edible oil and diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filtration

EP Minerals Announces 2017 President's Award Winners

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 28, 2017 1:08:50 PM



Here at EP Minerals, we have some pretty incredible employees. Every day we see employees committed to our EP Way Fundamentals like Step Up, Deliver Results and Challenge Each Other to be Great – all to take EP Minerals to the next level. But once a year, we recognize our “unicorn” employees with the President’s Award, delivered by our President/CEO Gregg Jones. Unicorn employees are described as those employees that shatter expectations, raise the bar for everyone and are simply a joy to be around. Unicorn employees can literally take a business to the next level.

We’d like to congratulate our 2017 President’s Award Winners:

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Topics: EP Way, EP Minerals

Diatomaceous earth soil amendments, indoor gardening and hydroponics

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 22, 2017 3:00:12 PM


This week's blog post is courtesy of George Serrill, VP of EnviroTech Solutions, one of our valued distributors and and an expert in soil science. This article is featured in this month's Landscape and Garden Retailer magazine. Thanks George! 

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Topics: soil amendment, diatomaceous earth, hydroponics

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day With a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 7, 2017 10:48:49 AM


Beer drinkers across the nation are celebrating today - it's National Beer Lovers Day!

There are more than 4,200 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) filter systems to get the finest beer quality, taste and clarity. 

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid

Today is National Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 31, 2017 5:46:31 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg Diatomaceous earth being mined at EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine

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


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