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Groundbreaking for U.S. Silica Clark, NV diatomaceous earth plant expansion

Posted by Julie Brown

Oct 3, 2019 2:33:57 PM

clark2Groundbreaking event with the Clark, NV plant team. Love the gold shovels.

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Topics: Functional Additives, Filtration, Agriculture, absorbents, DEsect, Diatomaceous Earth, Floor Dry, Filter aid, diatomaceous earth filter aid, agready, fertilizer carrier, natural insecticide

Why is diatomaceous earth filter aid important to Oktoberfest?

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 19, 2019 9:27:26 AM

Your favorite beer is filtered with diatomaceous earth filter aid

Cheers! Oktoberfest starts Saturday, September 21 in Germany. Let’s drink up some knowledge about beer (and wine!) and diatomaceous earth (DE) filter aid!

So, why does Oktoberfest start in September?

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Topics: diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration, de filter aid, brewingfilteraid

National Beer Lover's Day and a Toast to Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 5, 2019 9:47:25 AM

beer lovers day

Beer drinkers across the nation will celebrate this weekend--September 7th is National Beer Lover's Day!

There are more than 7,000 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) filtration to get the finest beer quality, taste and clarity.

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Topics: Filtration, Diatomaceous Earth, Filter aid, diatomaceous earth filtration, diatomaceous earth filter aid, beer filtration

Millions of years in the making: National Diatomaceous Earth Day

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 29, 2019 8:56:56 AM

Single_Diatom_-_LargeA single magnified diatom

Diatomaceous earth, also known as DE, is a sedimentary rock found in large deposits worldwide and mined primarily in the United States, Mexico, Chile, Peru, France, Spain, Denmark, and China. Northern Nevada has several large, high-purity deposits mined by EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica company. The DE is developed into hundreds of products used around the globe by the world's largest companies. 

The diatoms that are forming today - the single-celled plants that make up the diatomaceous earth - are truly the lungs of the earth, in that they produce about three quarters of the world’s new oxygen supply. See, DE is a really big deal!

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Topics: national diatomaceous earth day, diatomaceous earth filter aid, de, de filter aid, us silica

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

 

lovelock mine

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

tequila day

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

beer day 

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

   

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