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USGS: Industrial Sand Production, Consumption Rise

The U.S. Geological Survey released its 2019 Mineral Commodity Summaries report. In 2018, industrial sand and gravel valued at about $6.2 billion was produced by about 191 companies from 321 operations in 35 states.

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Covia Products Used at 44 Top-Ranked Golf Courses

Covia announced that with the joining of Fairmount Santrol and Unimin last June to form Covia, Best Sand and UNIPAR bunker sand and topdressing can be sourced from the same company.

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U.S. Silica Down in Fourth Quarter; Up for Year

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced a net loss of $256.1 million for the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2018, compared with net income of $72.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2017.

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Shale Support Secures Deal as Frac Sand Provider

Shale Support Holdings LLC announced it has finalized a deal as a provider for a tier-one petroleum and natural gas exploration and production company. Shale Support will supply the tier-one E&P with high-quality frac sand from its Picayune, Miss., mine to the Eagle Ford Shale.

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Hi-Crush Resumes Operations at Whitehall, Idles Augusta Facility

Hi-Crush Partners announced that it resumed operations at its Northern White frac sand production facility in Whitehall, Wis. Concurrently, the partnership announced that it has idled operations at its Northern White frac sand production facility in Augusta, Wis. “The dedicated and experienced workforce at the Augusta facility is in the process of transitioning to the operation of the Whitehall facility,” the company said.

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