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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

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

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

What's a Memorial Day Weekend without Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, or Perlite?

Posted by Julie Brown

May 25, 2018 8:58:00 AM

memorial day 

Minerals might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you’re thinking about how to spend your Memorial Day weekend, but maybe they should be. Consider these top ideas for having fun in the sun with diatomaceous earth, clay, and perlite for the upcoming holiday:

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Topics: AXIS, Diatomaceous Earth, celapool diatomaceous earth swim pool filter aid, infield conditioners, ballgame changer, organic insecticide, diatomaceous earth swim pool filter powder

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


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


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


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


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