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National Diatomaceous Earth Day is August 31!

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 22, 2019 11:05:46 AM

HB_Mine_Pics_003.jpg At U.S. Silica's EP Minerals' Lovelock, NV mine - the world's largest producing diatomaceous earth mine and plant

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, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, DE filtration

EP Minerals' Lovelock Mine Wins First Place in Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 1, 2019 12:08:02 PM

 

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The Nevada Mining Association this week announced the recipients of its 2019 Mine Operator Safety Awards. The awards celebrate Nevada’s mining operations that make an extraordinary effort to ensure all miners return home safely after every shift.

U.S. Silica’s EP Minerals’ Lovelock (Colado) mine took First place in the Non-Metal category. EP Minerals’ Lovelock is the world’s largest producing diatomaceous earth (DE) mine and has been in operation since 1959.

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Topics: EP Minerals, engineered materials, industrial minerals, diatomaceous earth filter aid, us silica

It's National Tequila Day! Let's celebrate tequila filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jul 24, 2019 8:21:00 AM

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Thanks to Emily Bell and VinePair for the great tequila history.

Happy National Tequila Day! So you know that our diatomaceous earth filter aid filters the world's best beers, wines, whiskeys, brandies, sakes and a host of other alcoholic beverages, right? What about the world's largest producer of tequila? Yep, bingo. DE filters tequila, too. It's a great day to celebrate this made-in-Mexico drink, and learn a little more about tequila and diatomaceous earth filter aid!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, Celatom, tequilafiltration

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

Three EP Minerals Lovelock Employees Win Nevada Mining Association Safety Awards

Posted by Julie Brown

Jun 27, 2019 3:41:09 PM

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Our company safety mantra: Everyone returns home safe every day. That’s certainly what we train and practice throughout EP Minerals, but no where is that more important than at our mines and plants. This week, the Nevada Mining Association recognized three of our employees with the NVMA Individual Safety Awards. The award recipients are voted in by their fellow employees, which makes it even more special.

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Topics: diatomaceous earth filter aid

National Beer Day! Brought to you by Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Apr 3, 2019 9:50:52 AM

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Beer drinkers across the nation are celebrating this week.  Sunday, April 7, is National Beer Day!  At EP Minerals, beer is important to us.  Our largest customers use our incredibly high quality diatomaceous earth filter aid in their brewing filtration. We love everything about beer!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, DE filtration, brewing filtration

National Margarita Day! Let's celebrate tequila filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Feb 22, 2019 8:31:11 AM

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Thanks to Emily Bell and VinePair for the great tequila history.

Happy National Margarita Day! So you know that our diatomaceous earth filter aid filters the world's best beers, wines, whiskeys, brandys, sakes and a host of other alcoholic beverages, right? What about the world's largest producer of tequila? Yep, bingo. DE filters tequila, too. It's a great day to celebrate this made-in-Mexico drink, and learn a little more about tequila and diatomaceous earth filter aid!

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Topics: Filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, Celatom, tequilafiltration

Big Game Beverages: Brought to You by Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Jan 24, 2019 3:45:37 PM

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Got beer? Or wine, tequila, bourbon, whiskey, rum, vodka or soda? 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 truly 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 LIII, many will gather with friends and family to watch the Patriots and Rams, and that means they’re be digging in to a host of traditional game day favorites like pizza, Buffalo wings, beer, wine, and other spirits. None of it would be on the Tom Brady diet, that’s for sure.

First of all, let's set the record straight. Good thing all that beer, wine, soda, and spirits are filtered with diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid. Those beverages certainly wouldn’t be the same without DE.

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Topics: brewing, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, DE filtration, brewing filtration, brewingfilteraid

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

   

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