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National Beer Lover's Day Means We Toast to Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 6, 2018 9:29:51 AM

beer lovers day

Beer drinkers across the nation will celebrate tomorrow - Friday, September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day!

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid

August 31 is National Diatomaceous Earth Day!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 31, 2018 7:37:00 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, national diatomaceous earth day

EP Minerals' employees giving back in incredible ways

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 23, 2018 2:16:00 PM

claudia & pupsClaudia Westphal from EP Minerals' Europe at Haydos animal rescue in Turkey

Where did you go on your summer vacation? Maybe the beach, the mountains, a road trip? For the past four years, Claudia Westphal, EP Minerals’ sales and export coordinator in Munster, Germany, has done something a little more noble on her vacations. She travels to Turkey to work at HayDos Hayvan Dostlari Dernegi (HayDos Animal Friends Association). “I got in contact with Haydos during my holidays in the Turkish Aegean Sea area years ago. I donated some money for it and then started donating my time,” said Westphal.

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Topics: EP Minerals, Community involvement, Pets

Millions of years in the making: National Diatomaceous Earth Day-August 31

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 17, 2018 9:46:51 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. While still being formed today, some of the deposits of diatomaceous earth were formed millions of years ago. Diatomaceous earth deposits are formed as diatoms, die, and fall to the bottom of bodies of water. Over time, the organic portions of the diatoms are weathered away, and the remaining opal frustules form diatomaceous earth.

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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Hot August Nights, Classic Cars and Floor-Dry diatomaceous earth oil absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 9, 2018 11:10:36 AM

hot august nites Hot August Nights car, Reno, NV. Visit

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

EP Minerals' Floor-Dry Oil Spill Absorbent: #1 at the Racetrack

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 27, 2018 11:24:20 AM



EP Minerals' Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd and his Blue Bayou race team use EP Minerals' Floor-Dry Oil Absorbent to clean up fuel spills at the racetrack

It's time to check in on our resident racecar driver, Larry Galberd! EP Minerals' Floor-Dry, the #1 oil absorbent and spill clean up for the racetrack, is one of Larry's sponsors. 

If you'll recall from a previous blog post, EP Minerals’ Global Technical Services Director Larry Galberd leads a double life. By day, Larry could be anywhere in the world helping our diatomaceous earth or perlite filtration customers optimize their filtration processes and solve problems. By night and on weekends (and any other chance he gets) Larry is driving hell bent for leather at 140 mph for his Blue Bayou race car team in the ChumpCar Racing Series. Larry and his team are “sponsored” (I use that term loosely) by EP Minerals’ Floor-Dry absorbent, the #1 automobile oil spill cleanup product that can be found at all the major auto supply stores today.

Go Larry! And keep promoting Floor-Dry, the #1 oil absorbent at the racetrack!

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Topics: Floor Dry, absorbents

EP Minerals Has A Passion For Incredible Customer Service

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 19, 2018 11:54:08 AM

customer service  Reno customer service team (Bianca, Theresa, Missy, Daniel, Kim. Front row - Kathleen and Laura. Not pictured - Debbi, Dani and Lisa.

Every week, we celebrate one of our 25 EP Way Fundamentals. This week it's Fundamental #4: Make the customer your primary agenda. We maybe should have made that #1, since that's how important this fundamental is to us. 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

EP Gives Back: Teaching Nevada teachers about diatomaceous earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 11, 2018 2:52:09 PM

IMG_0821  Nothern Nevada teachers collecting stickleback fish fossils

Next week, EP Minerals is hosting the annual Nevada Mining Association's teachers workshop, touring our Clark plant and mine. This year, 55 Northern Nevada teachers will get the incredible experience of touring our plant, a historical lecture on diatomaceous earth (DE), and a mine tour, where they can take as many DE rocks as they can 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, innovation

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

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 28, 2018 2:56:03 PM


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

Six ways to use diatomaceous earth at the wildest, richest rodeo in the West!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 15, 2018 1:01:11 PM


Yeehaw! It’s Reno Rodeo time! The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," turns 99 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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