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Living off the fat of the frac sand

By Emma Hughes
Published: Monday, 03 June 2013

Frac sand, a specific type of silica sand, is a durable, round grain, crush-resistant material produced for use in the hydraulic fracturing process (more widely known as fracking).

Frac sand, a specific type of silica sand, is a durable, round grain, crush-resistant material produced for use in the hydraulic fracturing process (more widely known as fracking). It is this process that has put frac sand on the proverbial map, as governments around the world begin to roll out...

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