Summit Proppants to produce frac sand in Missouri

By |  November 25, 2013

Summit Proppants was granted a mining permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources that will allow it to begin mining sand near Farmington, Mo. According to a press release, the oil and gas industry will use the sand as a proppant in hydraulic fracturing.

Summit has obtained the rights to mine about 70 acres, and it will build its wet plant on the site. It intends to produce washed sand from the Cambrian LaMotte sandstone. The sand Summit will produce is a 20/50 mesh size, and it has a crush strength that meets all API and ISO specifications. Summit says it will be able to produce sand year-round due to more favorable weather conditions.

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