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Frac sand - Wisconsin sandstorm: Projects in the Pipeline

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Monday, 01 October 2012

According to the latest US Geological Survey data, Wisconsin ranked third in total US industrial silica sand production at 3.39m tonnes in 2010, accounting for 11.3%, after Illinois and Texas. But within the silica sand sector, the state is leading in frac sand production.

The state of Wisconsin has become the US’s top frac sand hub of activity. Sure, there are good frac sand deposits near Brady in Texas (Hickory Sandstone), and most recently North Dakota has come on the radar with both silica sand and kaolin resources as potential proppant material.

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