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Mineral resource of the month: diatomite

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Abstract

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.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mineral resource of the month: diatomite
Series title:
Earth
Volume
58
Issue:
4
Year Published:
2013
Language:
English
Publisher:
AGI
Contributing office(s):
National Minerals Information Center
Description:
1 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
57
Last page:
57