100% non-expanded, Natural Vermiculite, a mineral sourced from Africa.
Raw vermiculite contains crystalline water trapped for millennia; mimicking the trapped water in wood. Once the heat of fire is added, it escapes under pressure giving the unmistaken snap, and crackle.
They glow virtually identically like embers of hot wood, ebbing and flowing light and heat as they expand.
After crackling is complete,
It will continue to glow in your fireplace for many cycles without breaking down due to heat.
Vermiculite can withstand up to 2012 F without degrading; in its various forms it is used in applications including but not limited to..
Steel manufacturing, glass artistry, stove manufacturing, fire doors and fire walls.
After use, when cool..
You may also use the expanded Vermiculite as a soil additive to keep dirt loose and moist.
Another popular gardening tip,
use it as mulch for potted plants; this will keep moisture in while your plants become a shiny Gold conversation starter !
** Due to the raw nature of the product, there may be a minimal amount of small rocks and vegetation mixed in. We do our best to remove these pieces, and add extra vermiculite to the bags to make up for lost weight.