Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

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Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

Post by Kodosc » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:47 am

I've tried searching on Amazon, but nothing ships to Australia (unless I'm not looking hard enough).
I'm not sure if the Etsy stores that have greensand will pass Australian quarantine, and in any case the cost of shipping is prohibitively expensive.

Just wondering if any other Australian crabbers know where I can buy it, or know of a good substitute?
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Re: Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:46 am

Maybe check out bunnings... they may have it in their gardening section, since - according to wiki - its commonly used in gardening for potassium...

Maybe google glauconite sand, which gives it that 'green colouration'.

Something that I found that may be worth of interest:
https://www.riversands.com.au/manganese-greensand

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Re: Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

Post by GotButterflies » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:59 am

I'm surprised you cannot get it over there. I have shipped it Internationally with no issues, but I know shipping is expensive.
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Re: Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

Post by aussieJJDude » Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:42 pm

GotButterflies wrote:I'm surprised you cannot get it over there. I have shipped it Internationally with no issues, but I know shipping is expensive.
There's many things that you guys have... that we dont. And vise versa...

I would say that it is available, it just knowing where to look can be an issue.

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Re: Where can I buy greensand in Australia?

Post by wodesorel » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:19 pm

I would recommend popping onto an Australian gardening group and asking. If it is available, serious gardeners would know where!

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