We're located on 29,000 acres of rolling plains in beautiful Wyoming, where we've produced sodium bentonite for three—going on four—generations. But it all began long before we settled our family here.
Thousands of years ago, volcanoes in Yellowstone and Idaho erupted, spewing tons of volcanic ash into the air. It settled into inland seas across modern-day Wyoming, Montana, and South Dakota, and combined with the salty sea water. As the ancient seas evaporated, immense fields of sodium bentonite formed.
This special type of clay exists almost exclusively in the area surrounding our farm, giving us access to one of the world's only reserves of high quality sodium bentonite. We make our home right on the land we work, and take great care to process this precious raw material in a manner based upon the principles of conservation and environmental stewardship.