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Mineral resource of the month: diatomite

May 1, 2013

The article discusses the properties and applications of the mineral diatomite. According to the author, diatomite is a soft, friable and very fine-grained siliceous sedimentary rock made of the remains of fossilized diatoms. The author adds that its properties make diatomite very useful as a filtration medium and as a component in cement.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2013
Title Mineral resource of the month: diatomite
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Earth
Index ID 70045895
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization National Minerals Information Center