Sorry to keep you waiting, guys. I had to make a beer run. The county we live in is dry so we have to drive thirty miles for booze. Given that we were down to our last bottle of vodka and the weekend is upon us, I had no choice but to make a run to town. After all, we must keep our priorities straight!
Now for the good news. I hereby declare miniman to be the winner. He came as close as anybody is going to with a photo as obscure as this. The name of this stuff is Palygorskite adsorbent.
It comes from expatgirl's corner of the world. It's used to make kitty litter and all sorts of fun things.
To learn more see this:
Palygorskite Adsorbent (Svetlovodsk Adsorbent Factory, Ukraine)
Good work folks!