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Science and History of Azomite
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The photo on the left is micronized Azomite.
The photo on the right is Catnip.

High in Trace Minerals Essential to Life

Your plants and animals thrive and prosper.

For the Scientist: Minerals

Mineralogy is a part of geology that specializes in the study of crystal structure, chemistry, and physical properties of minerals. Mineralogically, Azomite is a rhyolitic tuff breccia, a complex silica ore.

It is a hard rock formation created from a volcano that erupted about 30 million years ago. The magma and ash was highly mineralized. Volcanic ash, mineral dust, and water combined together creating hard rock high in minerals. This formation was covered by a shallow sea.

Later earthquakes brought the rock to the surface in a hill formation that geologists call a "hogback". Pink Azomite is now mined there in Utah.
For the Scientist: Chemicals

Chemically, Azomite is a "hydrated sodium calcium aluminosilicate" (HSCAS) containing other minerals and trace elements which the National Research Council recognizes as essential.

HSCAS is listed in the United States Code of Federal Regulations as an anti-caking agent that is "generally recognized as safe" (GRAS) by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

This photo is a closeup of raw Azomite ore.
For Historians: Tribal Legends

Native Americans realized the healing powers of "painted rocks" in Utah. They traveled great distances to dig up some of the rock and bring it back to their tribes. They dug it into the soil with maize (corn) seed. They also used it in medicinal tonics.

In the late 1930s, Rollin Anderson, a geological prospector, became interested in the Native American legends about powerful pink rocks in Utah. He sold the crushed rock. By 1942, he had completed several field tests with the pink powder and was sure of the great benefits to plants and animals.

This photo is where the Azomite is mined.
Plants Grow Better with Azomite Powder

"The first tomatoes we planted with the dust came up fine and healthy, whereas the controls were attacked by hideous long green worms. On the Azomite plot, not a worm. The plants were stronger, held fruit well, and had great flavor. Once you've tasted a vegetable grown with Azomite, you're spoiled for life. The beets in the control plot were juiceless and woody." -Rollin Anderson

This photo is 2 groups of tomato plants. The plants on the left had Azomite added. Those on the right did not.
Scientists Test Azomite Rock

Anderson took some Azomite samples to Salt Lake City, Utah, to Dr. Charles Head, a scientific expert at the United States Bureau of Mines. Dr. Head found the ore contained a wide variety of minerals.

It reminded him of the caliche rock from Chile and Peru from which the world's finest nitrates were mined. Dr. Head believed that much of the benefit plants were deriving from caliche rock was not from nitrates, but from tiny amounts of trace elements.
True Health for Plants, Animals and People

"We have ganged up on nature by taking the attitude that insects are invading our fields and destroying our crops. So we kill the bugs, thinking it correct. Instead, we are killing ourselves. The bugs are only destroying our crops because we are not feeding the crops their proper food. And the same thing holds true for livestock and humans. Many nutritionists and physicians theorize that there is only one disease- malnutrition; that all other ills derive from it. We are not giving ourselves, our livestock, or our plants the natural trace elements needed to grow and prosper the way our Creator intended." - Rollin Anderson

This is a photo of Echinacea.
Rock Dusts for Soil Health

Dr. Julius Hensel was a pioneering agricultural scientist during the late 1800s. He studied the benefits of micronized rocks (rock dust, stone meal) as a soil amendment. In his book "Bread from Stones", he showed the importance of adding trace minerals to soil.

He concluded that chemical fertilizers and pesticides do not treat the root cause of insect problems. Instead they harm the plant. Insects only attack weak plants so pesticides are not needed on plants with proper nutrients.

Trace minerals feed the soil microbes making the best tasting fruit and vegetables from plants that are free from disease and more drought tolerant.

Certified for Use by Organic Growers

Azomite is listed by OMRI (Organic Materials Review Institute) for certified organic production. A great soil amendment for farmers and gardeners.

OMRI tests raw materials used in producing products, how/where they are processed, and the quality of the end product. You are assured of a pure fertilizer.

Azomite does not burn plants ("burn" is leaf scorch due to over-fertilization usually of nitrogen). It is not a synthetic chemical. It is 100% natural with no additives or fillers.

Analysis of Azomite

Natural Trace Minerals for Soil: 0 - 0 - 0.2 (N - P - K, Nitrogen - Phosphorus - Potassium).

Soluble Potash (K2O) 0.2%
Calcium (Ca) 1.8%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.5%
Chlorine (Cl) 0.1%
Sodium (Na) 0.1%

This photo is Hosta.

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