Found in the coastal region of British Columbia, this rare deposit of clay contains more than 40 minerals and trace elements. The clay is composed of particles as fine as mist (the majority are less than 0.15 microns in size), making it one of the finest glacial marine clays ever discovered in the world. Located near the shoreline, glacial marine clay is a land-based and inter-tidal clay that at some point in history was submerged beneath the tidal waters of the B.C. coast for tens of thousands of years. Found in a remote part of North-Western Canada, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean in this uninhabited wilderness, it is from this naturally guarded area that the treasured green/grey glacial marine clay is found in rare deposits.
Its microscopically tiny particles have an amazing ability to absorb. To be classified as colloidal, the majority of particles of the material must not exceed .15 microns in size. A cubic inch of these particles would have a total surface area of more than five thousand square inches. This tremendous surface area accounts for the sorptive action of this clay and its high cation exchange capacity.