Zeolite sport turf management

Advantages for Clinoptilolite Zeolite applied to sod sports fields As avid Seahawk fans and soil amendment geeks, we could not help but critique the field at Bank of America Stadium against the Panthers on Sunday. The field had been re-sodded less than a week prior to the game and it was obvious the root zone had not matured to the …

Sweco BigMax has arrived

We are happy to say our brand new Sweco BigMax Gyratory Sifter has finally arrived and been put into our supply production. The machine replaces Ida-Ore’s dual setup of 48″ round orbital screeners with dual 5′ by 12′ screens. This has increased the total surface area of for each mesh from 25 square feet of screen up to 120 feet …

Why is Happy Cat Kitty Litter non-clumping?

Let us respond to your question with another question. Do cat owners enjoy scooping clumped liquids from their pet’s litter boxes? Clay clumping litter was introduced in the 1980s, clumping litter and most other products that soak up liquids from pets ask that the pet owner work together with the litter to remove the clumped liquids before they have a …

What Major industries use Zeolite?

Zeolite is a very versatile mineral. The internal honeycomb structure and net negative charge can be used for all sorts of industrial and scientific applications far beyond the common odor control products for household animals. The list below highlights the many inquires and uses that Ida-Ore Zeolite Mining is asked about or locates in product research. Give us a call …

Advantages for Clinoptilolite Zeolite in Crops, Farmland, and Compost

Ida Ore’s Clinoptilolite Zeolite has been approved for organic production by the Idaho Department of Agriculture (#14-858) as a crop fertilizer, soil amendment, and livestock feed ingredient. Zeolite is used in numerous industries for its combination of CEC values and sieving capabilities. Zeolite’s framework consists of open channels, tunnels, and cavities where cations and water molecules are located. The channeled …

Zeolite Pool Media: Zeoclear

Zeolites are a volcanic mineral that have the ability to adsorb chemicals and smells. Zeolite is by far the most commonly used media to remove contaminates in pools. Zeolite is doing the job that sand and glass are capable of doing, and doing in better. Today even water treatment plants are now incorporating Zeolite into the purification of your drinking …

Nutrient Management for Dairies

Zeolite will play an important role in the nutrient management plan of the future. We at IDA-ORE have worked closely with the Idaho Department of Agriculture and the EPA to have many Zeolite practices approved for better management practice points. We are currently working with the University of Idaho, Idaho Department of Dairy and Agriculture, CAFO, NRCS, Idaho Animal Health …

Zeolite as a Rumen Buffer

Zeolite is an organic mineral derived from the reaction of volcanic activity and an alkaline water source. The water source can be either freshwater or saltwater. The deposit Ida Ore mines from is a freshwater source in efforts to eliminate additional sodium being added to compost. Zeolite has a unique,crystalline lattice structure. Arranges in a fixed and stable honeycomb framework, …

Adsorption vs. Absorption

In an attempt to clear up confusion, or the thought that the word adsorption is just spelled wrong, we would like to explain the difference between absorption and adsorption. The more basic of the two would absorption, which is similar to a kitchen sponge. It will soak up liquids inside of its structure until they are all full. The photo …

Organic Certification received from Idaho Department of Agriculture

Ida-Ore Mining, LLC has received organic certification from the Idaho Department of Agriculture. Our Zeolite and production methods have been approved for organic compliance with the National Organic Program Rule 7 CFR, Part 205. We were happy to work with Brandon Lamb and Andrew Smyth at the Department of Agriculture to achieve this certification.