Basalt basics: The volcanic rock that brings new life to your soil

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People often ask, “What exactly is Cascade Minerals”?

Well, we’re glad you asked. Cascade Minerals is an all natural soil booster made of volcanic basalt that has been ground down into a fine powder that contains the nutrients that plants need for growth and development.

The next question is, “What is basalt?”

Basalt is an igneous volcanic rock that is common around the world. In fact, it is the most common rock in the Earth’s crust and most of the ocean floor is made of basalt. Derived from the Latin word “ignis,” or fire, igneous rocks are formed through the cooling and solidification of magma (the molten rock that lies below the Earth’s surface) or lava (which is magma that rises above the Earth’s surface, usually during a volcanic eruption).

Compared to other volcanic rocks, basalt weathers relatively quickly. Applying finely ground basalt powder is like applying a fresh deposit of natural soil minerals. The product readily begins to release nutrients to plants as soon as the roots make contact and additional nutrients become available with ongoing weathering – thereby resulting in a steady flow of nutrients over time.

At Cascade Minerals, we crush massive stone’s from Central Oregon’s legendary Cascade Mountains to produce the highest quality volcanic basalt powder available. Our 100% natural, remineralizing soil booster releases essential the minerals and nutrients that your plants need to flourish and aids in the regeneration of your soil. We call it “Nature’s Original Recipe.”

In our book, basalt is the best thing you can do to balance the health of your soil. Give it a try—we think you’ll agree.

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Cascade Minerals remineralizing soil booster is available in convenient 10-pound and 20-pound resealable, stand-up zip bags. Our 44-pound product is packaged in a bulk paper bag.

Tote quantities also available, contact us.