How is Zeolite Formed?

How is Zeolite formed?

Natural Zeolites form where volcanic ash layers react with alkaline groundwater. Typically, Zeolite crystals are found in the shallow, saline marine basins that have formed over periods of millions of years.

The slow leaching of chemicals over time through mineral water create this family of micro porous solids that act as molecular sieves which are natural chelators, having the ability to be used as tools for cation exchange.

Natural Zeolites have the advantage over synthetic Zeolites of having superior crystalline structures with "pores" or "cages" of dimensions suitable for many varied purposes. The carrying dimensions of the "cages" increase with time and purity of the surrounding environment. The cleaner the surrounding enviroment is, the more pure the Zeolite remains.

Where the zeolite comes from