Oshenite® oolitic aragonite is a renewable resource
Oshenite® oolitic aragonite is a sustainable, naturally renewable source of precipitated calcium carbonate. This unique mineral, exclusively found on the Bahama bank is ultra 97-99 % pure, is continually produced as a phenomenon know as "whitings" and has physical characteristics unlike any mined or manufactured precipitated calcium carbonate.
| Sustainability Research | [ Research Abstract authors L.L. Robbins, Y. Tao, C.A.Evans) re calculation of regional and temporal distribution and longevity of whitings on the Great Bahama Bank]
Oshenite® is a modern carbon
The natural processes that create Oshenite® oolitic aragonite sequester CO2 constantly as it continually regenerates.This means its carbon footprint is much lower than traditional mined calcium carbonate whose carbon content was formed millions of years ago.
| see USDA Lab report | confirming Oshenite® as a renewable resource and a modern carbon
A replenishing phenomenon with vast reserves
The whitings precipitation forming the ultra-pure oolitic aragonite occurs only in the shallow turbulent waters of the Bahama Bank and not near coral reefs. It takes approximately a year for the oolite minerals to mature to harvesting size adding close to 20 million tons per year to the over 1 billion tons currently in reserve.
Optics research calculates that there are untold reserve amounts of oolitic aragonite deposits outside of the whitings area on the Greater Bahama Bank meaning that there is a constant supply of minerals and bio materials available to fuel the whitings phenonemon.
| Sustainability Research | [ Research Abstract: authors H. M. Dierssen, R. C. Zimmerman, and D. J. Burdige, Department of Marine Sciences and Geography, Univ. of Connecticut: Optics and remote sensing of Bahamian carbonate sediment whitings ]
Ocean forces behind the phenomenon
The whitings phenomenon which creates Oshenite® oolitic aragonite happens just off the Bahaman Bank a juncture where howling ocean currents and high temperatures intersect with cooler ocean waters.
see NASA Hyperwall video of currents and ocean temperatures>
Whitings creation related to climate change and environmental factors see report>