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Quercus solaris: /* Use in agriculture */ Ag section cannot use subheads because there is only a sentence or two for each different use.

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:11:35 GMT

‎Use in agriculture: Ag section cannot use subheads because there is only a sentence or two for each different use. ← Previous revision Revision as of 00:11, 18 February 2017 Line 98: Line 98:   Some believe it may be used as a natural [[anthelmintic]] (dewormer), although studies have not shown it to be effective. Some farmers add it to their livestock and [[Chicken|poultry]] feed to prevent the caking of feed.[http://www.sgggc.org/insect-management-food-processing-facilities-heat-diatomaceous-earth/ Diatomaceous Earth (DE)] "Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth" is widely available in agricultural feed supply stores.   Some believe it may be used as a natural [[anthelmintic]] (dewormer), although studies have not shown it to be effective. Some farmers add it to their livestock and [[Chicken|poultry]] feed to prevent the caking of feed.[http://www.sgggc.org/insect-management-food-processing-facilities-heat-diatomaceous-earth/ Diatomaceous Earth (DE)] "Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth" is widely available in agricultural feed supply stores.     − ==== Hydroponics ====     Freshwater diatomite can be used as a growing medium in [[hydroponic]] gardens.   Freshwater diatomite can be used as a growing medium in [[hydroponic]] gardens.     [...]



Quercus solaris at 00:10, 18 February 2017

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← Previous revision Revision as of 00:10, 18 February 2017 Line 101: Line 101:   Freshwater diatomite can be used as a growing medium in [[hydroponic]] gardens.   Freshwater diatomite can be used as a growing medium in [[hydroponic]] gardens.     − It is also used as a growing medium in potted plants, particularly as [[bonsai]] soil. [[Bonsai]] enthusiasts use it as a soil additive, or pot a [[bonsai]] tree in 100% diatomaceous earth. Like [[perlite]], [[vermiculite]], and [[Hydroponics#Expanded clay|expanded clay]], it retains water and nutrients, while draining fast and freely, allowing high oxygen circulation within the growing medium. + It is also used as a growing medium in potted plants, particularly as [[bonsai]] soil. [[Bonsai]] enthusiasts use it as a soil additive, or pot a [[bonsai]] tree in 100% diatomaceous earth. In vegetable gardening it is sometimes used as a [[soil conditioner]], because like [[perlite]], [[vermiculite]], and [[Hydroponics#Expanded clay|expanded clay]], it retains water and nutrients, while draining fast and freely, allowing high oxygen circulation within the growing medium.       ==== Marker in livestock nutrition experiments ====   ==== Marker in livestock nutrition experiments ==== [...]



GreenC bot: Reformat 1 archive link. Wayback Medic 2.1

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Reformat 1 archive link. Wayback Medic 2.1 ← Previous revision Revision as of 15:04, 7 February 2017 Line 45: Line 45:       === Other deposits ===   === Other deposits === − In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]{{cite web|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2010-03-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |archivedate=September 28, 2007 |df=mdy }} Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/{{cite web|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2010-03-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |archivedate=September 28, 2007 |df=mdy }} |date=September 28, 2007 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080420063824/http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=April 20, 2008 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]). + In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]{{cite web|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2010-03-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |archivedate=September 28, 2007 |df=mdy }} Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |date=September 28, 2007 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080420063824/http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=April 20, 2008 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]).       There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic.   There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic. [...]



24.78.89.195: /* Climatologic importance */

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:25:48 GMT

‎Climatologic importance ← Previous revision Revision as of 07:25, 15 December 2016 Line 131: Line 131:       == Climatologic importance ==   == Climatologic importance == − The Earth's [[climate]] is affected by [[dust]] in the [[atmosphere]], so locating major sources of atmospheric dust is important for [[climatology]]. Recent research indicates that surface deposits of diatomaceous earth play an important role. All the dust comes from this [[Bodélé depression]] in [[Chad]], where storms push diatomite gravel over [[dune]]s, generating dust by [[abrasion (geology)|abrasion]].{{cite journal |last1=Washington |first1=R. |last2=Todd |first2=M. C. |last3=Lizcano |first3=G. |last4=Tegen |first4=I. |last5=Flamant |first5=C. |last6=Koren |first6=I. |last7=Ginoux |first7=P. |last8=Engelstaedter |first8=S. |last9=Bristow |first9=C. S. |last10=Zender |first10=C. S. |last11=Goudie |first11=A. S. |last12=Warren |first12=A. |last13=Prospero |first13=J. M. |title=Links between topography, wind, deflation, lakes and dust: The case of the Bodélé Depression, Chad |journal=Geophysical Research Letters |volume=33 |issue=9 |year=2006 |issn=0094-8276 |doi=10.1029/2006GL025827 |bibcode=2006GeoRL..33.9401W}} + The Earth's [[climate]] is affected by [[dust]] in the [[atmosphere]], so locating major sources of atmospheric dust is important for [[climatology]]. Recent research indicates that surface deposits of diatomaceous earth play an important role. Research shows all the dust comes from this [[Bodélé depression]] in [[Chad]], where storms push diatomite gravel over [[dune]]s, generating dust by [[abrasion (geology)|abrasion]].{{cite journal |last1=Washington |first1=R. |last2=Todd |first2=M. C. |last3=Lizcano |first3=G. |last4=Tegen |first4=I. |last5=Flamant |first5=C. |last6=Koren |first6=I. |last7=Ginoux |first7=P. |last8=Engelstaedter |first8=S. |last9=Bristow |first9=C. S. |last10=Zender |first10=C. S. |last11=Goudie |first11=A. S. |last12=Warren |first12=A. |last13=Prospero |first13=J. M. |title=Links between topography, wind, deflation, lakes and dust: The case of the Bodélé Depression, Chad |journal=Geophysical Research Letters |volume=33 |issue=9 |year=2006 |issn=0094-8276 |doi=10.1029/2006GL025827 |bibcode=2006GeoRL..33.9401W}}       == Safety considerations ==   == Safety considerations == [...]



24.78.89.195: /* Climatologic importance */

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‎Climatologic importance ← Previous revision Revision as of 07:21, 15 December 2016 Line 131: Line 131:       == Climatologic importance ==   == Climatologic importance == − The Earth's [[climate]] is affected by [[dust]] in the [[atmosphere]], so locating major sources of atmospheric dust is important for [[climatology]]. Recent research indicates that surface deposits of diatomaceous earth play an important role. For instance, the largest single atmospheric dust source is the [[Bodélé depression]] in [[Chad]], where storms push diatomite gravel over [[dune]]s, generating dust by [[abrasion (geology)|abrasion]].{{cite journal |last1=Washington |first1=R. |last2=Todd |first2=M. C. |last3=Lizcano |first3=G. |last4=Tegen |first4=I. |last5=Flamant |first5=C. |last6=Koren |first6=I. |last7=Ginoux |first7=P. |last8=Engelstaedter |first8=S. |last9=Bristow |first9=C. S. |last10=Zender |first10=C. S. |last11=Goudie |first11=A. S. |last12=Warren |first12=A. |last13=Prospero |first13=J. M. |title=Links between topography, wind, deflation, lakes and dust: The case of the Bodélé Depression, Chad |journal=Geophysical Research Letters |volume=33 |issue=9 |year=2006 |issn=0094-8276 |doi=10.1029/2006GL025827 |bibcode=2006GeoRL..33.9401W}} + The Earth's [[climate]] is affected by [[dust]] in the [[atmosphere]], so locating major sources of atmospheric dust is important for [[climatology]]. Recent research indicates that surface deposits of diatomaceous earth play an important role. All the dust comes from this [[Bodélé depression]] in [[Chad]], where storms push diatomite gravel over [[dune]]s, generating dust by [[abrasion (geology)|abrasion]].{{cite journal |last1=Washington |first1=R. |last2=Todd |first2=M. C. |last3=Lizcano |first3=G. |last4=Tegen |first4=I. |last5=Flamant |first5=C. |last6=Koren |first6=I. |last7=Ginoux |first7=P. |last8=Engelstaedter |first8=S. |last9=Bristow |first9=C. S. |last10=Zender |first10=C. S. |last11=Goudie |first11=A. S. |last12=Warren |first12=A. |last13=Prospero |first13=J. M. |title=Links between topography, wind, deflation, lakes and dust: The case of the Bodélé Depression, Chad |journal=Geophysical Research Letters |volume=33 |issue=9 |year=2006 |issn=0094-8276 |doi=10.1029/2006GL025827 |bibcode=2006GeoRL..33.9401W}}       == Safety considerations ==   == Safety considerations == [...]



InternetArchiveBot: Rescuing 2 sources and tagging 0 as dead. #IABot (v1.2.7.1)

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Rescuing 2 sources and tagging 0 as dead. #IABot (v1.2.7.1) ← Previous revision Revision as of 14:02, 12 December 2016 Line 45: Line 45:       === Other deposits ===   === Other deposits === − In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |date=September 28, 2007 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080420063824/http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=April 20, 2008 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]). + In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]{{cite web|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2010-03-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |archivedate=September 28, 2007 |df=mdy }} Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/{{cite web|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |title=Archived copy |accessdate=2010-03-10 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |archivedate=September 28, 2007 |df=mdy }} |date=September 28, 2007 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080420063824/http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=April 20, 2008 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]).       There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic.   There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic. Line 94: Line 94:       === Use in agriculture ===   === Use in agriculture === − Natural freshwater diatomaceous earth is used in agriculture for grain storage as an [[anticaking agent]], as well as an insecticide.{{cite web |url=http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/cropproduction/faa06s00.html |title=Prevention and Management of Insects and Mites in Farm-Stored Grain |publisher=Province of Manitoba |accessdate=July 7, 2013}} It is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a feed additive{{cite web | url=https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CFR-2001-title21-vol6/pdf/CFR-2001-title21-vol6-sec573-340.pdf | title=21 CFR 573.340 - Diatomaceous earth | publisher=[[Food and Drug Administration]]/U.S. Government Publishing Office | work=Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition)—Title 21 - Food and Drugs—Part 573 - Food additives permitted in feed and drinking water of animals—Section 573.340 - Diatomaceous earth | date=1 April 2001 | accessdate=9 February 2016}} to prevent caking. + Natural freshwater diatomaceous earth is used in agriculture for grain storage as an [[anticaking agent]], as well as an insecticide.{{cite web|url=http://www.gov.mb.ca/agriculture/crops/cropproduction/faa06s00.html |title=Prevention and Management of Insects and Mites in Farm-Stored Grain |publisher=Province of Manitoba |accessdate=July 7, 2013 |deadurl=yes |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/201[...]



NickGarvey: /* Pest control */ update dead reference

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 07:07:55 GMT

‎Pest control: update dead reference ← Previous revision Revision as of 07:07, 30 November 2016 Line 79: Line 79:       === Pest control ===   === Pest control === − Diatomite is used as an [[insecticide]], due to its abrasive and physico-[[sorptivity|sorptive]] properties.{{cite conference|url= http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~fieldspg/fields/de-test-p.pdf |title= Standardized testing for diatomaceous earth |last1= Fields |first1= Paul |last2= Allen |first2= Sylvia |first3= Zlatko |last3= Korunic |first4= Alan |last4= McLaughlin |first5= Tanya |last5= Stathers |date= July 2002 |publisher= Entomological Society of Manitoba |booktitle= Proceedings of the Eighth International Working Conference of Stored-Product Protection |pages= |location= York, U.K. |id= }} The fine powder absorbs [[lipids]] from the waxy outer layer of insects' [[exoskeleton]]s, causing them to dehydrate. [[Arthropod]]s die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on [[Fick's law of diffusion]]. This also works against [[gastropod]]s and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat [[slug]]s. However, since slugs inhabit humid environments, efficacy is very low. It is sometimes mixed with an attractant or other additives to increase its effectiveness. The shape of the diatoms contained in a deposit has not been proven to affect their functionality when it comes to the absorption of liquids; however, certain applications, such as that for slugs and snails, do work best when a particular shaped diatom is used. For example, in the case of slugs and snails large, spiny diatoms work best to lacerate the epithelium of the mollusk. Diatom shells will work to some degree on the vast majority of animals that undergo [[ecdysis]] in shedding [[cuticle]], such as [[arthropod]]s or [[nematodes]]. It may have some effect also on [[lophotrochozoan]]s, such as [[mollusk]]s or [[annelid]]s. + Diatomite is used as an [[insecticide]], due to its abrasive and physico-[[sorptivity|sorptive]] properties.{{cite conference|url= http://home.cc.umanitoba.ca/~fieldspg/fields/fields-de-test-2002.pdf |title= Standardized testing for diatomaceous earth |last1= Fields |first1= Paul |last2= Allen |first2= Sylvia |first3= Zlatko |last3= Korunic |first4= Alan |last4= McLaughlin |first5= Tanya |last5= Stathers |date= July 2002 |publisher= Entomological Society of Manitoba |booktitle= Proceedings of the Eighth International Working Conference of Stored-Product Protection |pages= |location= York, U.K. |id= }} The fine powder absorbs [[lipids]] from the waxy outer layer of insects' [[exoskeleton]]s, causing them to dehydrate. [[Arthropod]]s die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on [[Fick's law of diffusion]]. This also works against [[gastropod]]s and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat [[slug]]s. However, since slugs inhabit humid environments, efficacy is very low. It is sometimes mixed with an attractant or other additives to increase its effectiveness. The shape of the diatoms contained in a deposit has not been proven to affect their functionality when it comes to the absorption of liquids; however, certain applications, such as that for slugs and snails, do work best when a particular shaped diatom is used. For example, in the case of slugs and snails large, spiny diatoms work best to lacerate the epithelium of the mollusk. Diatom shells will work to some degree on the vast majority of animals that undergo [[ecdysis]] in shedding [[cuticle]], such as [[arthropod]]s or [[nematodes]]. It may have some effect also on [[lophotrochozoan]]s, such as [[mollusk]]s or [[annelid]]s.       Medical-grade diatomite has been studied for its efficacy as a [[deworming]] agent in cattle; in both studies cited the groups being trea[...]



GreenC bot: 2 archive templates merged to {{webarchive}} (WAM)

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2 archive templates merged to {{webarchive}} (WAM) ← Previous revision Revision as of 20:59, 13 November 2016 Line 45: Line 45:       === Other deposits ===   === Other deposits === − In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{wayback|url=http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |date=20070928020701 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{wayback|url=http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=20080420063824 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]). + In Germany, diatomaceous earth was also extracted at [[Altenschlirf]]http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm Über den früheren Abbau von Kieselgur im Vogelsberg/Hessen {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070928020701/http://www2.natpa.de/bonifatius/senken/p7.htm |date=September 28, 2007 }} on the [[Vogelsberg]] ([[Upper Hesse]]) and at [[Klieken]][http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm Geschichte des Kieselgurabbaus in Klieken] {{webarchive |url=https://web.archive.org/web/20080420063824/http://homepages.compuserve.de/tmby100/kieselgur.htm |date=April 20, 2008 }} ([[Saxony-Anhalt]]).       There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic.   There is a layer of diatomaceous earth up to {{convert|4|m|ft}} thick in the nature reserve of [[Soos (Nature reservation)|Soos]] in the Czech Republic. [...]



Cjmnyc: Diatoms are algae, not protozoa

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:01:10 GMT

Diatoms are algae, not protozoa ← Previous revision Revision as of 07:01, 24 October 2016 Line 4: Line 4:   '''Diatomaceous earth''' ({{IPAc-en|pron|ˌ|d|aɪ|.|ə|t|ə|ˌ|m|eɪ|ʃ|ə|s|_|ˈ|ɜr|θ}}), also known as '''D.E.''', '''diatomite''', or '''kieselgur'''/'''kieselguhr''', is a naturally occurring, soft, [[siliceous]] [[sedimentary rock]] that is easily crumbled into a fine [[Shades of white|white to off-white]] powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 3 [[micrometres]] to more than 1 millimetre, but typically 10 to 200 micrometres. Depending on the granularity, this powder can have an [[abrasive]] feel, similar to [[pumice]] powder, and has a low [[density]] as a result of its high [[porosity]]. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% [[silica]], with 2 to 4% [[alumina]] (attributed mostly to [[clay mineral]]s) and 0.5 to 2% [[iron oxide]].{{cite book |last=Antonides |first=Lloyd E. |title=Diatomite |year=1997 |publisher=[[U.S.G.S.]] |url=http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/diatomite/250497.pdf |accessdate=December 12, 2010 |format=PDF}}   '''Diatomaceous earth''' ({{IPAc-en|pron|ˌ|d|aɪ|.|ə|t|ə|ˌ|m|eɪ|ʃ|ə|s|_|ˈ|ɜr|θ}}), also known as '''D.E.''', '''diatomite''', or '''kieselgur'''/'''kieselguhr''', is a naturally occurring, soft, [[siliceous]] [[sedimentary rock]] that is easily crumbled into a fine [[Shades of white|white to off-white]] powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 3 [[micrometres]] to more than 1 millimetre, but typically 10 to 200 micrometres. Depending on the granularity, this powder can have an [[abrasive]] feel, similar to [[pumice]] powder, and has a low [[density]] as a result of its high [[porosity]]. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% [[silica]], with 2 to 4% [[alumina]] (attributed mostly to [[clay mineral]]s) and 0.5 to 2% [[iron oxide]].{{cite book |last=Antonides |first=Lloyd E. |title=Diatomite |year=1997 |publisher=[[U.S.G.S.]] |url=http://minerals.usgs.gov/minerals/pubs/commodity/diatomite/250497.pdf |accessdate=December 12, 2010 |format=PDF}}     − Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of [[diatom]]s, a type of hard-shelled [[protozoa]]. It is used as a [[filtration]] aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and [[toothpaste]], mechanical [[insecticide]], [[absorption (chemistry)|absorbent]] for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, [[cat litter]], activator in [[blood clotting]] studies, a stabilizing component of [[dynamite]], and a [[thermal insulation|thermal insulator]]. + Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of [[diatom]]s, a type of hard-shelled [[algae]]. It is used as a [[filtration]] aid, mild abrasive in products including metal polishes and [[toothpaste]], mechanical [[insecticide]], [[absorption (chemistry)|absorbent]] for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, [[cat litter]], activator in [[blood clotting]] studies, a stabilizing component of [[dynamite]], and a [[thermal insulation|thermal insulator]].       == Geology and occurrence ==   == Geology and occurrence == [...]



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