1. a light soil consisting of siliceous diatom remains and often used as a filtering material
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How To Use diatomite In A Sentence

  • Sediment from the years when the drill site was covered by open ocean are made of diatoms, tiny marine plankton ( "diatomite"). Undefined
  • The richest sources of diatom fossils are deposits of their skeletons known as diatomite, or diatomaceous earth.
  • The oldest use of diatomite is as a very mild abrasive and for this purpose has been used in toothpaste and metal polishes. Diatomite
  • Similarly, diatomite is used to filter impurities from water to produce drinkable (potable) water in public water systems. Diatomite
  • Such layers, or beds, of diatoms are called diatomaceous earth, or diatomite. Diatomite
  • By this time, both groups were abundant and diversified globally, so much so that diatomite is a common marine sediment of the Miocene.
  • The United States produces much of its own diatomite material. Diatomite
  • Of these states, California and Nevada produce the largest amount of diatomite. Diatomite
  • Some lightweight mineral and rock materials, such as vermiculite, diatomite and perlite are similar to micas and can be used in place of mica. Mica
  • As diatoms collect on the ocean floor and are buried deeper and deeper, they are compressed and changed from a form known as diatomite, which is used in swimming pool filters, to opal.
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