PRICING NOTICE: Launch of frac sand price

Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018

Industrial Minerals today launches its spot Northern white frac sand, 20/40 mesh, API, ex-mine Wisconsin, $/short ton price.

After a consultation period, Industrial Minerals has launched a coarse-mesh frac sand price.

The launch of this price is in response to growing demand for greater pricing transparency in the frac sand industry.

Industrial Minerals has identified rising demand for a benchmark price for frac sand. 

Prices for frac sand vary widely according to the location of origin, due to high logistics costs, but sustained demand for coarse mesh sand from Wisconsin means that this product is a key price indicator for buyers, even if they source other grades of sand from locations closer to their operations. 

This monthly price series will be assessed on the third Thursday of every month.

To provide feedback on this price or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to this price, please contact William Clarke by email at: Please add the subject heading FAO: William Clarke, re: frac sand

To see all Industrial Minerals’ pricing methodology and specification documents go to

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