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EP Gives Back: Teaching Nevada teachers about diatomaceous earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 11, 2018 2:52:09 PM

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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

Mark Your Calendar: National Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Day is August 31

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 3, 2017 1:37:04 PM

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Most people know of diatomaceous earth because it's used to filter beer or wine, for swimming pools, or for its insecticide properties to control insects around homes or in 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, diatom

    

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