Diatomaceous Earth Day

Today is Diatomaceous Earth Day! This mouthful of a mineral is made of mounds of marine microalgae. Modern manufacturers mine it multinationally to make multitudes of materials. Hazen has a massive magnitude of the stuff, but no major mines. Might we make the motion you visit the museum to see some today?

Image of a brick of white mineral in a black case with other minerals. Sign beside it reads "Diatomite (rock made up of fossilized fish and ocean creatures that inhabited Lake Lahontan 8 Million years ago. Today, Diatomite is mined and used in kitty litter and as filter material for liquids from water to beer,"

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