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National Fossil Day! Learn about 10 Million Year-Old Fossils in Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 17, 2018 10:57:07 AM

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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 (DE) 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, de, National Fossil Day,, Diatomaceous Earth

Why the world’s best bourbon deserves the highest purity diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 27, 2018 9:47:00 AM

Bourbon-Whiskey-and-oak-barrel_web Kentucky bourbon, known for it's unique taste and color

When you think of Kentucky, what immediately comes to your mind? The Kentucky Derby, beautiful horses, big hats, right? But what’s the other “icon” that Kentucky is famous for? Yep, you’re right. Kentucky Bourbon.

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Topics: de filter aid, DE filtration, de, diatomaceous earth filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, bourbon filtration

Diatomaceous Earth insecticide, a bad year for bugs and National Help a Horse Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 26, 2018 11:17:28 AM

brit1.jpgHappy bug free National Help a Horse Day!

From all the reports we’re seeing lately, this is another bad year for bugs. In the West, they say we will have more bugs because it was a fairly dry winter. In the East, they say we will have more bugs because it was a longer, wetter winter. Whatever. All I know is that I’m seeing an early bunch of ants, spiders, earwigs and flies at my house, and I hate bugs.

Unfortunately, I picked a hobby that is intrinsically associated with bugs. Horses! (fyi, that would be my 25-year-old retired dressage horse Brit in the photo.) This year I’m starting my bug killer mission early with my secret weapon – diatomaceous earth insecticide (DE). The DE insecticide is made from microscopic skeletons of prehistoric algae – diatoms - that simply dry out and slice up insects like a samurai swordsman!

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Topics: DEsect, diatomaceous earth insecticide, organic insecticide, de, diatomaceous earth for fleas

National Pet Day and the Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth Insecticide

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 11, 2018 11:17:24 AM

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Happy National Pet Day! Here at EP Minerals, we are big animal lovers, and many of us own dogs, cats, horses and a myriad of other pets, and consider them part of the family. We’re sure you probably do, too! And we want to keep them as happy and healthy as possible. That means keeping them bug-free.

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Topics: diatomaceous earth for fleas, diatomaceous earth insecticide, de, DEsect, organic insecticide

Super Bowl LII, Beer, Wine and Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 26, 2018 12:01:06 PM

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Got beer? How ‘bout wings? For most Americans that enjoy the Super Bowl, the season’s biggest game is much more than just a sports event. In many ways, Super Bowl Sunday has become a true American holiday. And like with most holidays, food and drinks both play an important role in our national celebration. With millions of viewers expected to watch Super Bowl LII, many will gather with friends and family to watch the Patriots and Eagles, and that means they’re be digging in to a host of traditional game day favorites like chips, Buffalo wings, and beer. But are wine, vodka and whiskey overtaking beer?

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

    

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