Sodium Bentonite

Asked February 19, 2014, 10:58 AM EST

Hello: I was recently trying to sell a section of land in Texas. The realestate agent advised me that the land contains a large amount of Sodium Bentonite. I have done some internet research and it seems this is widely for a variety of applications. How difficult is it to get something like this to market. Does A&M know of anyone who mines/removes this and would be willing to sell? Thank you for your help.
Kelly Dawson

Travis County Texas

1 Response

Howdy, thanks for the question. This sounds interesting, but it is really out of the expertise for AgriLife Extension.

A good place for you to start might be the Travis county Department of Transportation and Natural Resources:

http://www.co.travis.tx.us/tnr/default.asp