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  • Industrial sand mining - Wisconsin DNR

    Industrial sand is sometimes called "frac" sand or silica sand. Aerial view of an industrial sand mine in Wisconsin. The extracted sand is often processed locally.

  • Canadian Silica Industries - LaPrairie Group

    That’s because Canadian Silica has mines in Peace River, Alberta, and Arcadia, Wisconsin. Our Peace River mine produces API Spec, 20/40, 30/50, 40/70 & 100 mesh frac sand with easy access to the Montney, Duverney, and Cardium Formations, with trans-load facilities conveniently located in Fort Nelson, and Dawson Creek BC.

  • Silica Sand Mining EIS Meeting - Wisconsin Department of ...

    2012-06-02· Sand mining has occurred in Wisconsin for hundreds of years; however, recently there has been a dramatic increase in the number of mining proposals.

  • Silica sand mining | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

    In 2010 the MPCA began receiving public inquiries about projects to mine silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a drilling method used for natural gas and oil wells.

  • What is silica? - Accueil | MERN

    Silica sand: Sands composed essentially of quartz grains are used in the industry as silica sand. Silica sands are of marine, fluvial (river) or eolian (wind) origin. The most sought-after deposits have high silica contents and well graded quartz grains (rounded to subrounded).

  • Sand mining - Wikipedia

    Sand mining is the extraction of sand, mainly through an open pit but sometimes mined from beaches and inland dunes or dredged from ocean and river beds.

  • Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey » Frac sand ...

    Trucks haul loads of sandstone from the mine pit to a crusher which breaks the sandstone chunks into individual sand grains. Grains that are too large for use as frac sand are separated out and either sold as an alternative industrial sand product or added to the reclamation pile (step 10).

  • Horse Creek silica mine near Golden | Mining & Energy

    If plans go right the Golden area may soon be home to a new year-round silica mine operation being proposed by Hi-Test Sand Inc., a company based in Edmonton.

  • Silica | Minerals Education Coalition

    Description. Also called silica sand or quartz sand, silica is made of silicon dioxide (SiO 2). Silicon compounds are the most significant component of the Earth’s crust.

  • USGS Minerals Information: Silica

    Industrial sand and gravel, often called "silica," "silica sand," and "quartz sand," includes sands and gravels with high silicon dioxide (SiO 2) content.