Fracking Makes Sand The New Hot Commodity: What You Need To Know

September 03, 2014


  • Wisconsin
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Minnesota
  • Oklahoma
  • Arkansas
  • Michigan
  • Iowa

In its latest Minerals Yearbook (2012), the USGS describes the Ordovician St. Peter Sandstone in the Midwest as being "a primary source of silica sand for many end uses, including frac sand. Mined in five states, frac sand from the St. Peter Sandstone is within reasonable transport distance to numerous underground shale formations producing natural gas."

St Peter Sandstone Formation


Source: Industrial Minerals

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