More than 72 trace minerals are found in humic shale, decomposed plant matter converted from ancient soil. These minerals were extracted from the soil as part of a colloidal mixture. ( A “colloid” is a tiny molecule that can pass through cell walls.) Once the plants died and decomposed, the nutrients were released and stored in the compost.
For millions of years, lignite is created by compacting organic material into peat, followed by a more dense organic substance called lignite. Wild Minerals are created using a cold water extraction process which extracts these minerals from their ancient form.