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Spanish River Carbonatite™(SRC)

An agri-mineral fertilizer and soil conditioner, which is appropriate for use with, certified organic and conventionally produced crops.  SRC contains a suite of minerals, which are mined from an ancient volcanic deposit in Northern Ontario.  This group of minerals includes calcium(Ca) phosphorous(P) and potassium(K) bearing species.  SRC minerals are not soluble.

If you're not already using SRC, why not order some today!

Here's why:
- It's a chemical free fertilizer for farming and gardening.
- SRC is completely natural, there are no chemicals or additives.
- SRC is not harmful to your children or pets.
- SRC is not a weed killer, but it helps create an unhealthy environment for weed growth.
- SRC will promote a stronger root base on grass and plants.
- SRC feeds the soil which in turn feeds plants.
- The Vermiculite in S.R.C. makes available tied up nutrients in the soil.
- SRC will NOT burn grass or plants, you can never use too much. The soil will only use what it needs.
- SRC can help against most garden variety diseases, such as blossom end rot in tomato plants.
- SRC does not leach or dissipate.
- SRC can be appled at any time of year.
- SRC can be used on all your farming or gardening (indoor or outdoors).

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Guaranteed Minimum Analysis
Total Nitrogen............................ 0.30%
Available Phosphoric Acid (P2O5)... 0.04%
Total Phosphoric Acid (P2O5)........ 2.00%
Soluble Potash (K2O)................... 0.20%
Total Potash.............................. 0.70%
Calcium (Ca).............................. 20.0%
Magnesium (Mg)......................... 1.0%

Neutralizing Value

(%CaCO3 equivalence)................ 81.0%
Fineness:
Passes 10 mesh Tyler screen........ 97.08%
Passes 60 mesh Tyler screen........ 62.15%

Directions for Use
SRC neutralizes acidic soils and corrects calcium deficiencies.  This product can be applied at any time of the year.  This product should be used as part of a complete fertilizer program that includes a source of nitrogen (e.g. peat, compost) and relates to the fertility and physical condition of the soil.

SRC contains the following minerals:
Igneous Calcite:
  A unique form of calcium carbonate, which buffers acid soils and is a source of calcium
Apatite:  Also known as "rock phosphate"; it is a source of calcium and phosphorous.  apatite shares the same chemical composition with teeth and bones.
Biotite Mica:
  The parent mineral of glauconite (greensand) and vermiculite.
Pyroxene:
  Primary mineral rich in lime, oron, silica and magnesia.

Spanish River Carbonatite™ is approved for use on certified organic crops by:
Organic Crop Producers and Processors Ontario Inc.
produced by Agricultural Mineral Prospectors Inc.


Virtually all calcium carbonate (agricultural lime) deposits are sedimentary or secondary in origin. Relatively rare Carbonatites are igneous in origin and thus primary in nature. The extreme depth from which the magma has traveled characterizes this type of deposit. Carbonatites are only found at the weakened margins of colliding or separating continental plates. In the case of the Spanish River Carbonatite it is located in the Precambrian Shield along an ancient rift valley. Many geologists believe the major faulting, that allowed access to the deep-seated magma, which formed the Spanish River Carbonatite Complex and the Sudbury nickel basin was the result of meteor impact. The Spanish River pipe deposit was formed under the same extreme heat and pressure that produces similar alkaline kimberlite pipes, which host diamonds and garnets. It is under these extreme conditions that the unique Spanish River pure nascent calcite was formed, along with zones rich in biotite, apatite and magnetite.

The most dramatic empirical evidence in support of the effectiveness of the minerals within the carbonatite pipe is the natural flora and fauna of the immediate area.

The Spanish River is a well-known destination for paddlers and naturalists alike. It is the location of one of the last stands of old growth white pine forests and is considered one of the best brook trout habitats in Ontario. The influence of the Spanish River Carbonatite on the health and growth of the majestic forests and the buffering effect of the pristine aquatic habitat is certain. We often refer to the Spanish River Carbonatite as the heart of the area. The surrounding area bedrock is extremely siliceous granite; ill equipped to buffer the natural environment against the ravages of acid rain, yet the health of the area is undeniable.

Due to the soft, reactive nature of the Spanish River calcite, glaciation first dissolved and scoured a deep bowl over the entire pipe. Then 150 feet of glacial till was deposited into the bowl. There is little carbonatite mixing with the glacial sands. A seismic survey, in the late 60’s delineated a 25-foot layer of denser material underneath the glacial sands and overlying the bedrock. They speculated that it represented residual products from the dissolved and dissolving calcium carbonate.

Three other physical phenomena were observed during the 1996 program. All of the calcium deposits were either comprised of or associated with soft dense calcite. This soft material could be dug with your hand but still had all the structural detail found in the bedrock. The seismic survey was correct in describing a dense residual layer overlying the complex bedrock. A layer, 1 to 3 metres thick, of vermiculite was found, always overlying biotite rich calcite. This layer was comprised of +95% vermiculite. Thirdly, where the water table was encountered the water was highly carbonated, with strong effervescence.

On subsequent visits to the property, uncovered bedrock was decomposing at an incredibly fast rate. This rapid decomposition had taken place over only two years. Calcite was dissolving and entering the ground water. As the calcite dissolved biotite was left and began to form stratified beds. The final phase of this process was the biotite weathering to vermiculite, explaining the vermiculite beds uncovered during the 1996 program.

Biotite is potassium mica, an excellent source of potash. When biotite weathers it releases its potassium and replaces it with water. These water molecules that lie in the structure of vermiculite when rapidly heated transform into steam causing the vermiculite to exfoliate. Exfoliated vermiculite is used in agriculture and horticulture as a soil amendment and fertilizer carrier.

The explanation for the exceptional tree growth and aquatic habitat in the area can be explained by the complex symbiotic relationship that exists between the Spanish River Carbonatite Complex and the natural environment. Trees obtain calcium from soil, but to be taken up by roots, the calcium must be dissolved water. The reactive nature of the carbonatite has saturated the water table with calcium, phosphorous and potassium, which in turn ensures adequate nutrients are supplied to vegetation and pH levels are maintained to support a very sensitive fish habitat. The Spanish River water table is an invariable nutrient cocktail.


One Ton (2000 lbs.) of Spanish River Carbonatite™ (SRC) containers approximately the mineral equivalent of:

-1200 lbs. calcite (CaC03)

-200 lbs. apatite (Rock Phosphate) > apatite contains 35% P205 > in 200 lbs. of apatite there are 70 lbs. of P205

-200 to 300 lbs. of vermiculite and biotite > in SRC there is approximately 20 lbs. of K20 per ton

-50 lbs. of Magnesium (Mg)

-80 lbs. of Sulfur (S)

-1200 ppm* Manganese (Mn) > 2.4 lbs.

-60 ppm Zinc (Zn) > 0.12 lbs.

-10 ppm Copper (Cu) > 0.02 lbs.

-40 ppm Boron (B) > 0.08 lbs.

SPANISH RIVER CARBONATITE™
Agromineral Fertilizer

General Information:

Spanish River Carbonatite™ (SRC) is a natural agromineral fertilizer and soil conditioner, which is appropriate for use with, certified organic and conventionally produced crops. SRC contains a suite of minerals, which are mined from an ancient volcanic deposit in Northern Ontario. SRC belong to the family of alkalic rocks, a very unique group of “high reactivity” rocks. The mineral constituents, sitting at the top of “solubility and reactivity series”. Alkalic rocks are characterized by rarity, high concentrations of volatiles (CO2, H2O), lithophile elements (lithophile elements are those with a strong affinity for oxygen, having a greater free energy of oxidation) and wide spectrum of mineral types, (up to 50 different types). This group of minerals includes calcium (Ca), magnesium (Mg), phosphorous (P), potassium (K), sodium (Na), iron (Fe) and sulfur (S) bearing species, which are beneficial to plant growth.

SRC contains the following average mineral ingredients:
(SRC is a naturally quarried product that has not been refined or altered, the following list of minerals is an average of the deposit and quantities will vary)

· 65% Igneous Calcite: A unique form of calcium carbonate, which buffers acid soils and is a source of calcium.
· 12% Apatite: Also known as " rock phosphate, is a source of calcium, phosphorous. Apatite shares the same chemical composition with teeth and bones.
· 15% Biotite & Vermiculite Mica: A primary, potassium rich, high-energy clay mineral, which is the parent mineral of glauconite (greensand) and vermiculite. Vermiculite is an important high-energy clay mineral, which is widely used in horticulture.
· 1.5% Magnesite: A magnesium carbonate mineral.
· 1.5% Pyroxene: Primary mineral rich in lime, iron, silica and magnesia.
· 1.5% Olivine: A iron magnesium silicate mineral.
· 1.0% Orthoclase: A potassium feldspar mineral.
· 2.0% Magnetite & Hematite: Both minerals are a good source of iron.
· .20% Thenardite: A sodium sulfate mineral.
· .30% H2O: Water

Directions for Use:

A soil test, including pH, should be made to determine current soil nutrient levels and acidity. SRC neutralizes acidic soils and corrects calcium and phosphorous deficiencies. SRC is appropriate for all crops. This product can be applied at any time of the year. The recommended application rate is 1100kg per hectare (1000 lbs per acre). This product should be used as part of a complete fertilizer program that includes a source of nitrogen (e.g. peat, compost) and relates to the fertility and physical condition of the soil.
 

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