Our clay is composed of minerals formed in nature over thousands of years.
There are several theories to explain the unique geological occurrence that resulted in our mineral clay deposit. The most likely explanation is a volcanic eruption causing a pyroclastic flow as an event under continental glacial ice, around 14,500 years ago. This flow, or Lahar, of ancient glacial ice melt and fine mineral laden ash, then filled a natural granite basin.
First Nation oral history confirms its use as a healing clay. The actual date of discovery is unknown, but it is commonly accepted as pre-European.
From the 1930s to the 1950s the clay was studied at MIT by Dr. Ernst A. Hauser. He determined the mineral clay had many colloidal properties. The significant amount of research findings compiled by Hauser and other notable scientists throughout this period is summed up in his final paper, which states three things that are foundational to Kisolite Corp’s purpose today:
“this aluminum silicate differs pronouncedly from any known clay mineral.”
“certain fractions demonstrate pronounced antibiotic activity”
“deserves more attention from a medical point of view”
Kisolite Corp has undertaken the important task of carrying out studies to determine the potential of this clay. This includes increasing our understanding of the unique mineral composition itself. The clay has historical efficacy and previous use as a topical and dietary health product are all important components of understanding its potential.