refers to a group of minerals that are
basically hydrated calcium potassium
sodium aluminosilicates in which the
water is held in cavities in the
The lattices are
negatively charged and they loosely hold
cations such as calcium, sodium,
ammonium, and potassium; and also water.
Their ability to exchange
one cation for another is known as their
"cation-exchange capacity" or "CEC".
Cation-exchange capacity is a measure of
the number of cations per unit weight
available for exchange, usually
expressed as milliequivalents per 100
grams of material
Zeolites can be
synthetically engineered and produced
for such applications as water
softening, detergents, cation removal,
and for a wide variety of oil refining
applications. The cost of these
synthetic zeolites range up to $100.00
per pound or $2,000,000.00 per ton.
Bear River Zeolite (BRZ™)
is a natural zeolite and one of its huge
advantages is that it is sold for
approximately $.10 per pound, or $200.00
Zeolites are also
referred to as "molecular sieves",
because the channel ways within the
crystalline structure are extremely
small and they can be used to separate
large molecules from smaller molecules.
The reader is referred to
"La roca magica: Uses of natural
zeolites in agriculture and industry"
the late Fredrick A. Mumpton.
Bear River Zeolite
is a wholly owned subsidiary of
United States Antimony Corporation (USAC)
which is traded on NYSE MKT as UAM, of
Thompson Falls, Montana. (www.usantimony.com)
The Bear River Zeolite deposit is located in the
southeast corner of Idaho approximately 7 road
miles east of Preston, Idaho; 34 road miles
north of Logan, Utah; 70 road miles south of
Pocatello, Idaho; and 100 road miles north of
Salt Lake City, Utah. It is convenient to two
railroad lines and major interstate highways.
Bear River Zeolite
4005 East Glendale Road
Preston, ID 83263
plant located near Preston, Idaho