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Di-Corp. Building Edmonton Terminal

Distribution company Di-Corp will start serving a new state-of-the-art frac sand terminal near Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada, located southwest of Edmonton, in early 2015 to meet rising demand for frac sand in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Di-Corp of Edmonton is building the new 30-acre facility, which will have three tracks capable of holding 95 rail cars for unloading and six silos with 2,000 tons of storage capacity.

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Rainmaker Resources Reveals Lab Results

Rainmaker Resources Ltd. announced results of lab testing from its 20-hole sonic drill program on the Bray Property, Izard County, Ark. From the test work, all samples met or exceeded the standards for roundness, sphericity, acid solubility and crush resistance, according to the company.

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Select Sands Drills In Arkansas

Vancouver, B.C., Canada-based resource growth and development company Select Sands Corp. announced the commencement of a drill program on its Sandtown property in Arkansas. The property is underlain by the Ordovician St. Peter sandstone formation, which is the source of Northern White frac sand selling into the major U.S. oil and gas plays.

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Canada’s Pursuit of Frac Sand Sources

Canada is a major consumer of premium frac sand from the Midwest of the United States, although they have sources that are currently mined in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with others in Manitoba scheduled to come online in 2015.

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