Magnesium is the 8th most abundant element in the earth’s crust and the 3rd in seawater.
Magnesite MgCO3 is the most widely available source and the first to have been observed in nature. In Greece is commonly called leukolithos meaning “white stone “, one of its primary attributes: shockingly white. It truly is an amazing sight when one’s visiting a magnesite deposit area on a summer day being bathed in white light. Similarly in a mine it can be observed in veins “as white as milk” (another popular Greek expression). The quality of the white color is an indication of purity, presence of heavier metals color magnesite. To this day the purest magnesite is used as a whitening agent in paper production.
Another quality of magnesite, perhaps the most important is the fact that it’s eco-friendly. Plants grow on magnesite deposits, and magnesia products wherever used actually benefit the surroundings; may it be in agriculture, supplementation, livestock, water and soil treatment, etc.