Frequently Asked Questions
About AZOMITE Mineral Products
What is AZOMITE?
AZOMITE is a natural mineral substance which is mined directly from its Utah desert source. OMRI-Listed for organic production, AZOMITE is commonly used as a feed additive for livestock , but is also used as an agricultural fertilizer and/or soil amendment product.
Technically, AZOMITE is a highly mineralized complex silica ore (Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate or HSCAS), mined in Utah from an ancient deposit left by a volcanic eruption that filled a small seabed an estimated 30 million years ago.
Where does AZOMITE come from?
AZOMITE is mined from an ancient volcanic ash deposit in central Utah, USA. Scientists believe that the unique chemical make-up of AZOMITE was created when an ancient volcano erupted and the ash settled into a seabed.
The combination of seawater, fed by hundreds of rivers rich in minerals, and the rare and abundant minerals present in volcanic ash created the AZOMITE mineral composition unique to its deposit. Today, this geologic characteristic is an outcropping known as a “hogback”. The minerals are gathered and packaged by AZOMITE Mineral Products, Inc. for distribution all over the world.
What does the name AZOMITE mean?
AZOMITE (pronounced ā-zō-mite) is an acronym created and registered as a trademark by its founder, Rollin Anderson, for the”A to Z Of Minerals Including Trace Elements”.
Is AZOMITE organic?
AZOMITE Micronized Trace Minerals, AZOMITE Granulated Trace Mineral and AZOMITE Micronized Feed Ingredient are listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) for use in organic production. Many fertilizers receive chemical alterations or go through an intensive manufacturing process. AZOMITE is simply mined, crushed and sold and is 100% natural in the most basic sense. Chemically, the term “organic” means that the minerals are bound to a carbon atom. As the minerals in AZOMITE are oxides, not bound to carbon, they are technically considered “inorganic”.
Is AZOMITE available for human consumption?
We do not market AZOMITE for human consumption.