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Afmine has been one of the sole providers of high quality natural gypsum for South Africa’s agricultural industry – a mineral essential to healthy plant growth – for over 20 years.

Afmine's mission is to provide the best solutions for agricultural needs, whilst keeping a sustained and healthy relationship between supplier and farmer.

We believe in providing our clients with an honest and trustworthy product, walking alongside the farmer to help them gain knowledge and experience along the way. We offer:

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SERVICE

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QUALITY

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KNOWLEDGE

Our vision is to maintain a high-quality product so that the client doesn’t have to question it, staying consistent from year to year. We stand by our product and we stand by our clients.

ABOUT GYPSUM

Gypsum is Nature’s very own plant super food. It increases and maintains plant health by providing them with large amounts of Calcium and Sulphur: two elements essential to plant growth. Gypsum is extracted from our open-air mine in Yzerfontein using recycled water only.

Needle Like

Fine Powder

Rose Crystals

Slightly coarser, like a conglomerate (cluster)

Natural gypsum is calcium sulfate dihydrate (CaSO4.2H2O) – soluble in water, which releases calcium (Ca) and sulfur (S), absorbed by the plants and crops as needed. Gypsum is used worldwide for ground control, correction and plant nutrition.

The product breaks up clay soils for water intake en drainage, equally removing oiliness out of sandy soils. The pH is managed by gypsum and the necessary calcium and sulfate is added.

Natural gypsum gets formed over thousands of years, mostly in dips (pans) in the earth (later “enfolded” through soil). These depressions usually contain more than gypsum alone, including nitrate, chloride and many other elements. These other elements are washed out over years and then the sulfate ions, binded with calcium, leaving gypsum last. Because of the conditions of the soil (for eg. temperature, rain season etc.),

The features of our Gypsum are:

  • Soluble calcium helps overcome the dispersion effects of magnesium or sodium ions, enhancing soil aggregation and porosity to improve aeration and water infiltration
  • Agricultural standards require gypsum of only natural sources to be used on plants and with a current purity level of 85%; our gypsum is literally the best there is

For orders, please speak to our Sales Team

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