Frac sand - Wisconsin sandstorm: Projects in the Pipeline
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 USs 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