Kisameet Glacial Clay
The story about clay from Kisameet Bay began centuries ago when the mineral clay was first discovered by the Heiltsuk people. Natural elements of such purity, smooth texture, and vibrant colour are still rare today, so we can imagine that this blue-green mineral may have been precious to the people inhabiting the rugged central coast 10,000 years ago.
In the 1930’s samples of the mineral clay were obtained by Dr. Ernst Hauser at MIT. His findings popularized the material, then known as Rayvite, which was sold from the 1940’s to the 1950’s.
In recent years Kisameet Glacial Clay Inc., a private BC company, has worked to further pursue the scientific research and proceed through the stages for commercialization. For further information please go to www.kisolite.com