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Am Ceram Soc Bull 1992 May; 71(5):1 pages
Diatomite, or diatomaceous earth, is a siliceous, sedimentary rock consisting principally of the fossilized skeletal remains of diatoms, unicellular aquatic plants related to algae. The United States is the world's largest producer and consumer of diatomite. Estimated production in 1991 was 621,000 metric tons valued at $136 million, from 6 companies with 10 processing facilities in 4 states-- California, Nevada, Washington, and Oregon.
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American Ceramic Society Bulletin
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