Mineral resource of the month: diatomite



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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.
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
Larger Work Title Earth
First page 57
Last page 57
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