Select Sands Corp. has completed a National Instrument 43-101 resources calculation on its Bell Farm Property in Arkansas. The report dated April 4, 2017, was prepared by Elliott A Mallard, P.G. of Kleinfelder, Jacksonville, Fla. The NI 43-101 Inferred Mineral Resources are 49.6 million tons. A copy of the report will be filed under the company’s profile on www.sedar.com.
The Bell Farm property covers 457 acres, has paved road access and available three-phase power. The new property is located about two miles northwest of the company’s existing Sandtown project. Sandtown is currently producing finer mesh Northern White sand (40/70 and 100 mesh) and in February of 2016 completed a NI 43-101 resource calculation with 41.98 million tons of Indicated Mineral Resources.
The deposit consists of the middle Ordovician-aged St Peter Sandstone, generally a massive bedded, medium- to fine-grained, well-rounded, friable, white sandstone. Forty NQ diameter core holes have been drilled on the property in three separate drilling programs (October 2011, November 2012 and March/April 2014).
Sieve analyses indicate a grain size distribution of 23.5 percent of 30/50 mesh, 48 percent of 40/70 mesh and 42.1 percent of 100 mesh (70/140 mesh). Average thickness of the sandstone on the Property is 48.9 ft. (ranging from 1 ft. to a maximum thickness of 108 ft. on the property. Samples submitted to Stim-Lab (a Core Laboratories company) for quality analysis returned results that met or exceeded ISO 13503-2:2006/API RP19C:2008 standards.
Zig Vitols, Select Sands Corp. president and CEO stated, “With the increasing quantity of quality material becoming available to the company, Select Sands has experienced major strides in a short period of time. The Bell Farm acquisition represents another milestone in building the foundation for the company’s goal to become a top-tier supplier of frac sand in the energy sector.”