a member of the smectite family is a 2:1 clay, meaning that it has 2 tetrahedral sheets sandwiching a central octahedral sheet.  The particles are plate-shaped and extremely small with an average diameter of approximately 1 micrometer.  Montmorillonite’s colloidal nature lends it well to the transport of nutrients and enhanced bioavailability of nutrients. 

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Book Review of and Excerpts from:
Secrets Of The Soil
New Age Solutions for Restoring Our Planet
© 1989 by Peter Tompkins & Christopher Bird
Authors of the Secret Life of Plants
Harper & Row Publishers, NY
Isbn 0-06-015817-4
Lib. Congr. S591.T64


Montmorillonite tetrahedral molecular geometry 


Knowledge Base

More oxygen in dirt than in the air we breathe.


Secrets of the Soil
Book review and excerpts.


Mineral List
List of trace minerals found in Montmorillonite samples.


Trace Mineral Benefits
Biological benefits of a variety of trace minerals.


Important Questions
Important questions about chelated trace minerals.


Heavy Metals
Informative discussion of minerals commonly known as "heavy metals".


Identifiable Elements
Informative discussion of Periodic Table elements.



New PANÁK-ITE Instructions
Instructions for various applications of PANÁK-ITE Minerals.



More Ntrogen in Air than Fertilizer

Article disscussing the comparative nitrogen content of fertilizer.