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PostPosted: Oct 10th, '15, 17:34 
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OK - so I can get ZEOLITE from MANY places as it is a common Swimming Pool and Aquarium produce..

But where can you get LATERITE..

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Many people think that laterite is a volcanic rock.
It is in fact produced by the weathering of sandstone.
At Killcare Heights (NSW Central Coast) there is an extensive plateau of laterite above the Hawkesbury Sandstone. Over millions of years the surface of the sandstone has been chemically and mechanically
decomposed to form soil. Under conditions of high rainfall and humidity this soil has been leached of silica and humus.
What remains is a rich, soil-like layer composed of oxides of iron and aluminium.


I am starting to think that it is just a mined product without any other practical application and hence not "Bagged" for consumption..

Interestingly I read above that it is an oxide of Iron and Aluminium, but then I see reference to extracting Nickle from it.. well there you go..??

PS - If anyone happens to actually LIVE on a bed of the stuff, and near Sidiney, then give me a yell.
There is supposed to be a lot up on the Central Coast..
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My gb media is laterite. Pea gravel we call it. It's everywhere here around the hills. Not much help for you over there though I'm afraid. I'd have thought it would've been in soil suppliers over there but having said that we don't get scoria over here.... Or $20 ibcs...

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Pea gravel .. I should ask around.. perhaps it is available and suppliers don't know it's laterite.. (I admit that I am unsure just what it looks like, just that it's a clay-like material and weathers in air to form pebbles) :dontknow:

AMAZON.... I doubt that would be very economical.. :support:

Yes - I'll try some landscaping suppliers and see if they have "Pea Gravel" and then try to confirm that it is really laterite..
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