What Is Glauconite?

      Glauconite is a natural mineral found in sedimentary rocks. Modern science has established that glauconite has a number of unique useful properties that may be used in different spheres of life.

      The minerals uniqueness is in a high content of movable potassium, phosphorus, iron and other microelements and in its ion exchange, buffer and sorptive qualities. In other words, glauconite can absorb and neutralize toxins giving out at the same time necessary microelements and improving metabolism and vital activity as a whole.

      These qualities of glauconite enable it to be used in many spheres of agriculture. A chlorine-free potassium-phosphorus fertilizer of prolonged usage is made from its base that has a complex effect on soil and raises the productivity of plants.

      Glauconite enables to reach high productivity without using chemically produced mineral fertilizers. The mineral will allow you to achieve high quantitative and qualitative figures by natural means. Thus youll be able to claim that your products are ecological products that are in high demand today.

      Glauconite is absolutely safe and has no limitations in its use.

How Does Glauconite Work?

      Russian scientist have carried out a vast research of glauconites properties. The results achieved have shown that the mineral has ion exchange, buffer and sorptive properties. Glauconites impact is multifaceted and is seen in soil, surfaces of water and plants.

Sorptive properties

      Having a large active surface, glauconite clearly and selectively absorbs ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, methane, carbonic acid, hydrocarbon, phenol, exo- and endotoxin, heavy metals, radionuclide, some microorganisms. Glauconite can absorb and take from organisms some cations, being at that an additional source of mineral elements. Metals with high atomic masses can be desorbed as a much less rate than with lesser ones. Consequently, glauconite takes out heavy metals from organisms.

Ion exchange properties

      Glauconite improves soils structure by increasing its penetrability which is especially important in hard soils; having high selectivity towards to large cations, glauconite gathers such important plant feeding elements as nitrogen and potassium as large volume cations and absorbs NH3 and them slowly releases them during the vegetation period acting thus as a prolongating agent.

      The moving forms of fertilizers adsorbed by glauconite are prevented from being washed out, the losses of ammonium nitrogen due to nitrification and airing are reduced.

      So, glauconite has a complex impact on soils, surface waters and plants. Its a rare mineral with unique properties. It has no equals among natural minerals as well as among artificial fodder supplements produced chemically.

      Researches carries out and experiements have proved that glauconite as a natural mineral sorptive can be use to liquidate soil and water contamination. Besides, the application of glauconite raises nutritious elements, improves water-physical regime and structure of the soil, activates microflora responsible for fertility. A chlorine-free potassium-phosphorus fertilizer based on glauconite has a prolonged and complex impact and effective in raising cereals and fodder cultures, root-crops, fruits, berries, vegetables, flowers, trees, bushes on the open and in hot-houses.


      Absolutely safe and ecologically clean, glauconite will make your goods of higher quality and more competitive. At this the volume of the product raises and its ability of being preserved will also increase. Thus youll be able to call your enterprise as a modern company producing eco-products. All this may enable you to draw more customers and gain more profit.

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