ORMEs - Hot Rocks Extraction

Take about 2 pounds or 900 mg (about 2 cups) of "Hot Rocks" powder and add 16 cups (about 4 liters) of 1% HCl. Add an ounce of 1% H2O2. Then add 200 mg of calcium hypochlorite with 70% available chlorine (from pool/spa dealer) dissolved in distilled water. This is dissolved at about two teaspoons in a quart of distilled water and dripped in over a period of a week. The originator of this procedure puts it in a saline solution bottle with a small needle for the drip so that it will drip in over a period of a week.

Add 3% by weight of salt to the liquid mix to bring the mix to 3% salinity. Drip 1% H2O2 into the solution for five days. The originator uses about 10-15 ml of 35% H2O2 in a beer bottle full of distilled water. He sucks a portion of this into a syringe with a needle allowing some air in the syringe so that fluctuations in temperature will pump the drip.

The mix should be shaken or stirred 8 or 10 times per day for 5 days and 2 times per day for 7 days thereafter.

At one week add sufficient 1% HCl to bring the mix back down to pH 0.1. Also at one week add an additional 200mg amount of calcium hypochlorite using the same procedure specified above. Let this mix sit for two more weeks shaking twice a day.

This will result in a grass green solution and undissolved solids. Take the filtered liquid and bring the pH slowly up to 2 and let it rest for a couple of hours. At pH 2 you may get a beautiful deep purple color like Concord grape juice. If this happens, toss the solution as it has gone to metal chloride. You should still have the green color at pH 2. If you bring the pH up to 2 rapidly you will get the same green color and it will settle at pH 4 if you let it sit over night. If you, then take this on up to pH 6.5 it will remain a clear green liquid.

If you bring it up to pH 2 slowly, and then let it rest for a couple of hours you will get some precipitate as you bring it further up to pH 4. After you bring it up to pH 4  let it rest for at least four hours. After four hours adjust the pH up to 6.5 using a weak solution of sodium hydroxide.

All of these processes are done with sodium hydroxide mixed with water at the rate of one pound per gallon of distilled water.

This liquid will be orange/brown in color. Some say it tastes like plum juice. While working and storing this liquid it is best to keep it in a cardboard box inside of a metal can.