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U.S. Geological Survey Details Industrial Sand Production

The U.S. Geological Survey announced in its 2020 Mineral Commodity Summaries publication that U.S. mines produced approximately $86.3 billion in minerals in 2019 – more than $2 billion higher than revised 2018 production totals.

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Canadian Premium Sand Touts Wanipigow Sand Project

Canadian Premium Sand Inc. (CPS) announced that it has concluded a comprehensive capital optimization review relating to the company’s Wanipigow Sand Project. CPS estimates a revised capital cost of CAD$120 million for facilities required to extract, produce and market silica sand at a production rate of 1.25 million metric tonnes per year.

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Eagle Materials Proppants Segment Down 48%

Eagle Materials Inc. reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2020 ended Dec. 31, 2019. The company is reporting third-quarter revenue of $350.2 million, up 5%.

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Covia DST Dust-Suppression Technology Gaining Momentum

Covia announced that DST dust-suppression technology is gaining significant momentum with industry-leading companies that use whole-grain silica sand in their manufacturing processes. These companies – committed to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards – are choosing the breakthrough technology as part of their engineering control plan to reduce workers' potential exposure to silica dust.

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