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EP Minerals' Lovelock and Vale mines – celebrating ten years and eight years without a lost time accident

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 11, 2019 10:31:00 AM

lovelock mineEP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine

Safety. It’s the first core value in our company’s Core Values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, and Community. That shows how important it is to all of us every day. And that’s why the whole company is proud of the Lovelock, NV mine ten-year safety record and the Vale, OR mine eight-year safety record – both for no lost time accidents. EP Minerals is owned by U.S. Silica, a company known for it’s commitment to outstanding safety.

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Topics: Functional Additives, Diatomaceous Earth, engineered minerals, EP Minerals, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

Top six uses for diatomaceous earth at the wildest, richest rodeo in the West!

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 6, 2019 4:44:54 PM

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Yeehaw! It’s Reno Rodeo time! The "Wildest, Richest Rodeo in the West," turns 100 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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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth insecticide, absorbent products, natural insecticide, datomaceousearthfilteraid

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with Diatomaceous Earth, Clay, and Perlite!

Posted by Julie Brown

May 23, 2019 3:57:38 PM

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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

National Maple Syrup Day! Brought to you by diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Dec 18, 2018 10:18:02 AM

syrup National Maple Syrup Day! Hooray!

It's the perfect day to begin the day with pancakes, french toast or biscuits topped off with delicious maple syrup as you celebrate National Maple Syrup Day. Wow, I think I need to go back and start my day all over again! Maple syrup is usually from the xylem sap of sugar maple, red maple or black maple trees that maple syrup although it not limited to those maple species.

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Topics: Diatomaceous Earth, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de filter aid

This Thanksgiving, Thank Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid for Wine & Beer

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 15, 2018 11:08:14 AM

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

Thanksgiving: a time for family, friends, food and drink. 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, brewing, beer, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, brewing filtration, brewingfilteraid

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, Diatomaceous Earth, National Fossil Day,, de

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 RenoTahoe.com

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

   

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