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Mineral resource of the month: diatomite

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Diatomite is a soft, very fine-grained, siliceous sedimentary rock that is usually very light grey or beige in color. It is very finely porous, very low in density and essentially chemically inert. Rocks containing diatomite are excellent reservoir rocks for hydrocarbons.

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Title:
Mineral resource of the month: diatomite
Series title:
Geotimes
Volume
2006
Issue:
September
Year Published:
2006
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
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