Velay Green Clay


ARGILE DU VELAY is the only company extracting and transforming green clay in the Auvergne region.
The company manages the entire production cycle, including extraction, laboratory testing, transformation, distribution and R&D. ARGILE DU VELAY can supply a wide range of high quality French green clay applications tailored to your needs.

What is Velay Green Clay?

Velay Green Clay is extracted from the rich volcanic earth of the Auvergne region in France. It is made up of an impressive list of properties originating from the gradual erosion and breakdown of pre-existing rock, particularly those containing feldspar.

These rich mineral sediments were deposited during the tertiary period, between 65,000 and 2.6 million years ago.

What is it made of?

Velay Green Clay is a naturally layered alumino-silicate – that is a phylosillicate.

It naturally contains  three different clays with complementary properties and benefits. It does not contain silica. It is 100 natural.

What are its specific properties?

Argile Verte du VelayVelay Green clay is a remarkably pure clay, which gives it high absorption and adsorption capacities.

Thanks to our innovative drying techniques, Velay Green Clay has an extremely low moisture content: between 4% and 6%.



ARGILE DU VELAY’s innovative manufacturing tools make it possible to tailor the product to your needs and specifications.

ARGILE DU VELAY can provide you with finely ventilated powders (<20microns), and also granulated clay (a max. of 0.236 inches).


Velay Green Clay is available in bulk, and can be easily packed in large, mid-size or small bags.

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Velay Green Clay products are registered ECO-CERT (Certification body for sustainable development).