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What do the NFL, golf courses and your lawn have in common? Soil amendment.

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 4, 2018 2:19:20 PM

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Customers have been saying great things about our Axis premier soil amendment products:

“The natural porosity and durability of Axis makes it as near the ideal soil amendment as I've seen. And I've seen them all,"
-Vince Patterozzi, Designer of NFL Field in Baltimore

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, soil amendment, axis soil amendment, root growth

Thanksgiving, Wine, Beer & Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 16, 2017 9:55:23 AM

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Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and booze. But before you break out the wine, put a cork in it! We have to clear up a common misconception. The pilgrims did not drink wine at Thanksgiving dinner!

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filter aid

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

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,

Celebrate National Beer Lovers Day With a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 7, 2017 10:48:49 AM

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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

Brewing filtration FAQs: Diatomaceous earth filtration vs. membranes

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 24, 2017 1:25:06 PM

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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) filtration systems are the traditional, tried and true, filtration systems that have been used around the world with superior results for over 80 years. About 10 years ago, a new filtration technology, membrane filters, became a filtration option, primarily for the brewing industry.

Here are some of the common questions asked today:

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, brewing, beer

Hot August Nights, classic cars and Floor-Dry diatomaceous earth oil absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 10, 2017 3:20:02 PM

 

 han purple.pngHot August Nights car, Reno, NV

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

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

Thanksgiving, Pilgrims, Wine & Diatomaceous Earth Filtration

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 22, 2016 12:06:58 PM

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Cork the wine! What did the pilgrims really drink on Thanksgiving?

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth

    

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