Fine ground minerals mined from a rare natural deposit of Montmorillonite clay replenish soil with essential nutrients. The minerals are for all types of agriculture, hydroponics, biodynamic farming and composting systems.
Montmorillonite is a very soft phyllosilicate group of minerals that form when they precipitate from water solution as microscopic crystals, known as clay. It is named after Montmorillon in France. Montmorillonite, a member of the smectite group, is a 2:1 clay, meaning that it has two tetrahedral sheets of silica sandwiching a central octahedral sheet of alumina. The particles are plate-shaped with an average diameter around 1 μm and a thickness of 0.96 nm; magnification of about 25,000 times, using an electron microscope, is required to “see” individual clay particles. Members of this group include, amongst others, saponite, nontronite, beidellite, and hectorite.
This naturally occurring soil additive contains 70 trace mineral elements essential to crop nutrition and growth. The Montmorillonites’ character acts as a powerful adsorptive for heavy metals, toxins, and other hazardous soil chemicals. The antibacterial effects of the clay are also well established. In addition to being a plant nutrient reservoir, it has protective environmental properties.
Mined from a natural deposit ~ contains no other additives.
Corn flake particles are Montmorillonite clay magnified over 1,000 times by an electron microscope
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