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Select Sands Completes PEA on Arkansas Project

Select Sands Corp. completed an independent Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA) for the company's permitted Sandtown Project located in Northeast Arkansas. Tetra Tech of Golden, Colo., and Vancouver, BC, Canada, completed the PEA. The current study comprises approximately 40 percent of the property (200 acres).

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Unimin’s Jerry Run Terminal Now Operational

Unimin Energy Solutions announced the first delivery of frac sands by unit train to its Jerry Run, W.Va., terminal. Unimin, with partners CSX Railroad and Process Transload, operate a high-efficiency transload and storage facility on Highway 50 in the liquids-rich region of the southern Marcellus in West Virgina and southwestern Pennsylvania.

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Study: Frac Sand Mining a Boon for Employment, Earnings, Economies

A new Policy Study from The Heartland Institute shows industrial sand mining has been “a significant driver of economic growth across the Upper Midwest.” If done in an environmentally responsible manner, the study finds, “it can be an important source of employment and earnings for decades to come.”

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Fairmont Santrol Revenues Up

Fairmont Santrol reported that first quarter 2015 revenue totaled $301.5 million, up 2 percent from $294.9 million for the same period in 2014. Overall sales volumes increased to 2.3 million tons for the quarter, an 8 percent increase compared with 2.1 million tons in the first quarter of 2014.

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