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Unimin Delivers Largest-Ever Frac Sand Unit Train

Unimin Energy Solutions announced the delivery of the energy industry's longest frac sand unit train. Unimin, together with Union Pacific Railroad and Twin Eagle Sand Logistics LLC, delivered a 140-car unit train to the Mission Rail Terminal in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale at Elmendorf, Texas. The unit train, powered by four diesel engines and measuring 6,200 ft., is the largest single frac sand rail delivery on record.

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Claim Post Amends Gossan Resources Agreement

Claim Post Resources Inc. amended its Manigotagan Agreement with Gossan Resources Ltd. to provide an extension in the due date of a $430,000 payment for six months to Dec. 18, 2015, subject to interest at 1 percent per month, and a payment of 1,000,000 common shares of Claim Post, as well as an increase in the advance royalty provisions. The issuance of the Claim Post shares is subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

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Preferred Sands Touts Performance of its RCS Product

Preferred Sands announced that its Garnet resin-coated sand (RCS) product outperformed by approximately 90 percent the highest producing conventional resin available in the Permian Basin, based on a study sampling 2,099 horizontal wells in the Permian from January 2013 through December 2014.

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Westmoreland Coal Partners with Athabasca

Westmoreland Coal Co. through its Coal Valley Resources Inc. subsidiary, has entered into an agreement with Athabasca Minerals Inc. that will result in the production of aggregate from Westmoreland’s Obed Mountain Mine site.

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