SEER's research claims that the benefits of adding Rockdust to soil include increased moisture-holding properties in the soil, improved cation exchange capacity and better soil structure and drainage. Rockdust also provides calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, plus trace elements and micronutrients. By replacing these leached minerals it is claimed that soil health is increased and that this produces healthier plants.
Rockdust is also the limestone-based product sprayed on walls inside underground coal mines to keep coal dust levels down. This is to prevent coal dust explosions and also to prevent the incidence of black lung disease.
Msha Announces Results of February Impact Inspections Fork Creek No. 1 Mine in Boone County, W.Va., Cited for Numerous Ventilation Violations
Mar 27, 2013; ARLINGTON, Va. -- The following information was released by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Mine Safety and Health...