ZEOLITE (Clinoptilolite)

Zeolite is an amazing natural mineral because of its extraordinary ability to absorb, hold, release, and exchange different chemicals, nutrients, toxins and ions according to need. Zeolite was formed from the glass component of volcanic ash millions of years ago, similarly to Bentonite.

Zeolite is a natural mineral and is often used as an organic agricultural and horticultural input. It carries a negative charge balanced by freely moving particles with positive charges, which provides an ideal trap for positive cations like nitrogen rich ammonium and potassium which are then released to plants. This makes Zeolite an excellent fertilizer. Natural zeolite is also an excellent water filtration medium and soil amendment. It can also carry the efficiency of fertilizer and can continue to function as a water and nutrient reservoir in the soil indefinitely. The trace elements make it particularly useful as a soil, compost and fertilizer additive to attract, retain and slowly release critical plant nutrients. A few industries that use our Zeolite are:

Zeolite - Raw Ore - Protech Minerals, LLC
Zeolite - Raw Ore - Protech Minerals, LLC


Water management through retention of water making fertilizers more effective by preventing leeching and holding valuable nutrients such as nitrate, potassium, magnesium and calcium as well as trace elements for slow release as needed. Also produces long term soil improvements through the ability to capture toxins and ammonium. The results are reduced watering schedules and higher yields.


Retains water and nutrients longer to lower costs for irrigation/watering costs, fertilizer thereby providing substantial yield improvements coupled with less nutrient leeching and long term soil improvement.


Diminishes ammonia toxicity and scouring; increases nitrogen levels in manures for higher fertiliser values; reduces odor levels in sheds and a safer, slow release off ammonia from urea; produces lower mortality rates in fowls and limits the moisture levels in organic wastes.


Produces significant turf root improvement; dense and deeper feeder root system; less fertilisers required; retention of key nutrients; increased soil potassium levels; permanent increase in cation-exchange capacity.


Traps nitrogen through cation-exchange, eliminates odours in worm farms, absorbs and holds heavy metals, stabilises the pH value of worm beds; increases the nutrient value of vermicast.

Pollution Control

Increases biological activity, reduces nutrient levels, cuts sludge volume and odours, reduces ammonia and BOD levels in ion exchange columns or bed effluent, can be back flushed and regenerated, with ammonia recovered for fertiliser, increases sewerage plant capacity and life cycle.


Remediation of mines through absorption and retention of dangerous heavy metals and other metallurgical wastes.


Decreases ammonia levels in ponds and tanks; filtrates water for cleaner tanks.

Ammonia Reduction

Decreases ammonia levels in ponds and tanks; filtrates water for cleaner tanks.


Medical cannabis growers in Canada and the United States are investigating the effects of zeolite on crop yields and efficiency. Recent studies have determined that, when incorporated into the soil, zeolite allows cannabis plants access to more nutrients and moisture.

By harboring these vital elements in the topsoil, the plant roots maintain access to nutrients, oxygen, and H20; extracting it from zeolite as needed over time.

Manure Composting

Due to Zeolite’s natural ability to absorb and adsorb toxins in liquid, gas, and semi-solids, it is a tremendous aid in reducing odor in manure composting while absorbing moisture, ammonia, and methane gas which contributes to continual odors.


Odor Reduction

Zeolite’s natural ability to absorb odors is quite extensive, from locker rooms, closets, shoes, kitchens, fridges, and more. On an industrial level, Zeolite can be helpful in reducing methane and ammonia production in activities such as manure composting, food composting, large scale farming, livestock and more.