MINERALS AND MINING
BENEFITS OF BENTONITE
Bentonite has many uses and benefits in many industries It’s rich in minerals, including silica, magnesium, calcium, sodium, copper, iron, and potassium. Bentonite is used as a bonding material in the preparation of moulding sand to produce iron, steel, and non-ferrous casting, in construction and civil engineering, environmental markets for wastewater purification, oils and food market for the removal of impurities, agriculture as an animal feed supplement etc. Bentonite clay is a natural clay with a fine, soft texture. It forms a paste when mixed with water, and is used for medical or cosmetic benefits, such as treating rashes and acne or as a hair mask. Some people also add it to foods or drinks with the aim of relieving digestive issues or removing toxins from the body.