The Highest Quality Humate in the World Raw-UMate-border-300x225

Natural, 100-percent organic raw humate is shown here, exactly how it is mined. It is not Leonardite or lignite coal, which is often sold deceptively as natural humate, while lacking many of its beneficial components.

Dole Foods Company HQ

Dole Food Company HQ in LA

The largest grower in the world, Dole Foods, has been using our Humate for over 25 years.

FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins

FedEx Field, home of the Washington Redskins

Our Humate is used by the Washington Redskins. The owner of the company, Dennis Yellowhorse Jones, is also the Ambassador to the Redskins.


Humus has been known and discussed for centuries. Humates and humus are related. The references to “humus” date back more than a millennium when it generally referred to the soil itself. Over time, “humus” came to refer to organic matter of soils, composts or other aspects of organic matter. Today, humus refers to decomposed organic matter. Humus is a complex, formed in soils, composts, peat bogs and parts of plant residues.


Solid organic matter represents several types of humus in an advanced state of decomposition produced by plant residues from eons ago and thereafter superimposed by layers of mineral matter. Solid organic matter formation is a process where decomposed plants and animals turn to humus, change to peat, then to lignite, because of tremendous concentration of living bacteria which convert the organic matter to humic acids.

Humate is compressed, natural organic humus, containing most of the known trace elements necessary for development of plant life. This may be because eons ago, humus itself was plant life.

Organic materials and substances play an important part in the formation of fertile soil due to the fact that they are a source of plant nutrients. Organic Humate matter has also a significant effect on the water holding capacity of many soils and plays a role in the plants’ abilities to consume nutrients from the soil.

Legions of studies demonstrate that organic compounds such as Humate have a definite and positive effect on the growth and development of plants. The positive effects of adding organic matter to soil have been recognized for centuries. There is a wide body of scientific theory that concludes humus influences soil fertility through its effect on water holding capacity.

From humus soil, three separate types of acid can be separated: humic, fulvic and ulmic. Together, these compounds comprise “Humate.” Humate can be utilized as a soil conditioner and soil supplements. It acts chemically with soils, whether alkaline or acidic, to protect plant roots from excessive amounts of soluble fertilizers placed too close to the seed at planting. It also has the same effect on growing plants when applied as a side or top dressing.

We produce Humate, mined in its natural state, from the mountains near Gallup, N.M. We DO NOT sell processed lignite coal, or leonardite, which is often falsely advertised as natural Humate.


Named after the first director of the North Dakota Geological Survey, A.G. Leonard, Leonardite is thought to be formed by the oxidation of lignite coal.

Our natural, 100-percent organic Humate is not derived from lignite, or even more potent forms of coal, like that peddled by many of our competitors. The consequences of using these imposters can be great as they lack the molecular structure, minerals and nutrients that make our humic and fulvic acid-rich Humate ideal for applications in organic agriculture, at home or in large farming operations, soil remediation and conditioning, livestock health and quality, and in environmental cleanup operations, including oil spills and radioactive disasters. it’s full potential is just starting to be realized.

U-Mate International Inc. was the first company issued a permit by the New Mexico Mining and Minerals Division in Santa Fe for the extraction of natural Humate. We are listed by the Organic Minerals Review Institute (OMRI) and organic certified in Australia by Australian Certified Organic (ACO).

First and best, New Mex U-Mate® Humate. Don’t be fooled by imposters.

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