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Ice Slicer’s® nature-made formula has a fascinating history and legacy of high performance. Let’s learn more about where Ice Slicer® comes from and what makes it special.
Ice Slicer® is harvested directly from a unique geological deposit in Redmond, Utah.
The Redmond Mineral Deposit and Mine
This story actually begins over 200 million years ago…in the Jurassic Era. An ancient sea covered modern day Utah, and a rich deposit of deep sea minerals began to form. Over time, a volcanic explosion covered this ancient sea bed with ash. As eons passed, this ash layer aged to become a protective bentonite clay cap over the hardened sea minerals below.
Fast forward to 1958, when a regional drought hit central Utah. The Bosshardt brothers, Milo and Lamar, were pressured to abandon their farm and search for new pursuits. They knew Native Americans had once harvested salt from the area, so they borrowed some money and went into the salt business with little more than sledgehammers, picks, and a drive to provide for their families.
In the 1960’s, local governments realized this unique blend of minerals melted ice more efficiently than traditional white salt, so Redmond Minerals began selling a premium road deicer…and Ice Slicer® was born.
What Makes Ice Slicer® Special?
Ice Slicer® improves road safety with nature’s perfect recipe for melting ice and snow and is the safest and highest performing deicing salt available.
Powerful Complex Chlorides
Ice Slicer® contains a balanced mix of complex chloride salts (sodium, magnesium, potassium, and calcium) that white salt can’t match on its own. And with over 60 trace minerals evenly distributed in each granule, its mineral buffers efficiently protect infrastructure and the environment.
- Click here to learn more about the complex chlorides and minerals in Ice Slicer®
Low Insoluble Material
All mined salt naturally contains some insoluble materials that don’t dissolve in water. The right amount of these insoluble materials give mined salt a signature color that can help capture sunlight to kickstart the melting reaction and make it easier to see where product has been applied. However, too much insoluble material decreases a product’s performance, ease of use, and value.
Subterranean deposits contain natural mineral variation throughout. Products mined from the fringe outer edges of a salt deposit inevitably contain fewer chlorides and a lot more sediment. This excess sediment clogs equipment, interferes with ice melting, and creates muddy and dangerous driving conditions. It also contributes to post-storm clean up costs.
Ice Slicer® is mined from the rich heart of the Redmond mineral deposit and offers nature’s highest performing formula for melting ice and snow. This premium product is expertly handled and processed to ensure the lowest insoluble material possible. This formula contains <10% insolubles; the perfect amount for easy application, high performance, and safer roads.
Supply to Meet Your Demand
Nature doesn’t wait around for you to have enough product to keep your shed running. Fortunately, Desert Mountain’s Ice Slicer® stockpile is well equipped, and ready to fill any sized order right away. In fact, enough product is stockpiled between Desert Mountain’s three yards and at Redmond to supply the entire western United States with deicer for an entire year!
Be aware of other products deceptively advertised as “Redmond Salt.” These products are not harvested from the same location as Ice Slicer®, contain weaker chloride and mineral concentrations, are weighed down by much higher insoluble sediment, and are not equipped to keep up with order demand.
Click here to order Ice Slicer® and get your crew the supplies you need to keep running all winter long! Or call us at 877-718-3878!
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