What Is Benotonite

Bentonite Pond Seal, Bentonite Pond Sealer, Leaking Dam, Seal Retention Ponds, Sodium Bentonite, Sodium Bentonite Clay, Sodium Bentonite Pond SealWestern bentonite,  a most unique industrial mineral, also has uncommon origins.  The origin of western bentonite dates back millions of years ago.  During the Cretaceous period in the western parts of North America, there were long periods of volcanic eruptions along a chain of volcanoes that stretched from Mexico to Canada.  These eruptions spewed large amounts of volcanic ash hundreds of miles into the atmosphere then falling into sea water which covered much of the western areas of North America.  As the ash accumulated on the sea bed, it is believed that ocean currents helped pile the ash material in to "Ash drifts" this would explain why bentonite beds are found in random lenses, much like snow drifts on a field after a blizzard.  A period of intense mountain building cause folding and raising of the North American plate. This action forced ocean waters westward and the land mass began drying up, leaving in place large deposits of the volcanic ash.  In the millions of years since thousands of feet of this volcanic ash sediment remained and were slowly altered into clay we know today as bentonite.

SODIUM BENTONITE POND SEAL
DESCRIPTION:  Pond seal is a high swelling sodium bentonite clay that contains no additives.  Bentonite is a natural clay which has the characteristic of swelling 10 to 12 times it dry size when wetted with water.  When sodium bentonite is applied in a layer over porous soil or mixed with a porous soil, and then wetted with water, it will form an impermeable layer.  Bentonite will NOT harm fish, livestock, wild life or aquatic plant life.

Bentonite, Bentonite Clay, Pond Sealer, Pond Seal, Bentonite Pond Seal, Sodium Bentonite, Leaking Pond Sealer, Leaking Pond, Leaking Ponds

PERMEABILITY OF BENTONITE POND SEALER 1.9-9 x 10 cm/sec.

CHEMICAL ANALYSIS X–RAY ANALYSIS
SiO2
Al2O3
Fe2O3
CaO
MgO
Na2O
K2O
Bound Water
Moisture @ 20F        


66.60   %
17.60   %
  3.67   %
  0.57   %
  1.80   %
  2.50   %
  0.31   %
  6.51   %
  0.14   %

Montmorillonite
Quartz
Feldspars
Cristobalite
llite
Calcium & Gypsum




85    %
  5    %
  5    %
  2    %
  2    %
  1    %

 

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