Alpine Silica joins Oklahoma sand rush

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Published: Thursday, 07 June 2018

Oklahoma is the new ‘boom town’ for sand mining, with another unit with capacity for 3 million tons per year planned to be on line within six months.

Another day, another new Oklahoma frac sand mine. Alpine Silica announced on Wednesday June 6 that it plans to construct a new frac sand plant in the increasingly busy US state, with capacity for more than 3 million short tons per year.

Construction is expected to take six months, which...

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