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Did the Pilgrims Know About Diatomaceous Earth Filter Aid for Wine & Beer?

Posted by Julie Brown

Nov 21, 2019 10:00:29 AM


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

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

Nevada teachers learn about 10-million-year-old diatomaceous earth fossils

Posted by Julie Brown

Sep 26, 2019 9:19:55 AM

IMG_0821  Nothern Nevada teachers collecting stickleback fish fossils

For years, EP Minerals, a U.S. Silica company, has hosted the annual Nevada Mining Association's teachers workshop, touring our Clark plant and mine. This past year, 55 Northern Nevada teachers got the incredible experience of touring our plant, a historical lecture on diatomaceous earth (DE), and a mine tour, where they got to take as many DE rocks as they could 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, diatomaceous earth filtration, innovation, DE filtration, de filter aid, datomaceousearthfilteraid, highpurityfiltration

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

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

Hot August Nights Means Classic Cars and Floor-Dry Diatomaceous Earth Oil Absorbent

Posted by Julie Brown

Aug 7, 2019 8:54:56 AM

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Peter Aylworth, EP Minerals'/US Silica samples clerk and car aficianado with his 1958 Ford Custom 300 at Hot August Nights 2019

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, oil absorbent

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


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

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

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


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