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Giving Back! Teaching Teachers about DE

Posted by appliedm on January 28th, 2015 in | 0 comments

Last week, 48 teachers in Northern Nevada took a grant-supported graduate-level, for-credit course called Earth Systems Matter, at the EP Minerals Nevada diatomaceous earth (DE) mine. This was no ordinary tour, mind you. Not only did the teachers learn about the history and geology of DE (from Mine & Exploration Manager Skylar Burdette,) they also got […]

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Industrial Minerals: Part of Everyday Life

Posted by admin on November 25th, 2014 in | 0 comments

Even if you’re reading this early in the morning, your life probably has been touched in multiple ways today by the diatomaceous earth, or other industrial minerals. Surprised? Consider: • Your morning juice, your evening beer or wine or the honey you squeezed into your afternoon tea may have been filtered with diatomaceous earth (DE). […]

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10 million year-old fish fossils buried in diatomaceous earth mine

Posted by appliedm on November 4th, 2014 in | 0 comments

10-20 million years ago, Hazen, Nevada, was covered by a 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 Hazen diatomaceous earth mine quarry to fossil hunt as part of the Nevada Mining Association’s Teacher Education program. […]

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