Re: minerals (was anthracite hoppers)

Tim O'Connor

Russ Strodtz wrote regardling long distance cargos

Vermiculite = Libby and Whitefish MT area
Also Perlite is a New Mexico commodity, transported
by the Santa Fe.

Diatomaceous Earth = extreme West Texas
Lompoc California on the SP was the largest producer
in the world for many years. This stuff is widely used
for filtering/purifying liquids.

Tim O'Connor

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