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Victory Mountain Secures Frac Sand Permits

Victory Mountain Ventures Ltd. has entered into an option agreement, subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange, whereby it may earn a 100 percent interest in eight Metallic and Industrial Minerals Permits totaling approximately 737 sq. km located west of Fort McKay, Alberta, Canada, in the Fort McMurray area of northeastern Alberta.

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La Ronge Purchases Assets of Private Producer

La Ronge Gold Corp. has entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets and business of a private company producing frac sand in the Western Canada Sedimentary basin. The unnamed company currently sells into the Canadian frac sand market and has fixed sales contracts with various oil and gas service providers in Canada, according to La Ronge.

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Frac Sand - Industry Briefs

Two challengers out-polled incumbent Trempealeau County, Wis., supervisor Tom Bice in a recent primary election, leaving the frac sand mining proponent off the April general election ballot. Jon Schultz and Daryl Kramer received 61 and 55 votes, respectively, according to the LaCrosse Tribune. Bice, the District 5 supervisor since 2010 and former chairman of the Environment and Land Use Committee, received 46 votes. Schultz and Kramer both support Trempealeau County’s moratorium on new frac sand mining permits.

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Processing Begins at Victory Nickel's Seven Persons Plant

Victory Nickel Inc. announced that the first nine-railcar shipment of washed, concentrated sand from Winona, Minn., has arrived, been unloaded and moved to the company's Seven Persons (7P) frac sand plant near Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, for initial plant commissioning.

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Texas Fracking Advocate Takes Message to UK

A high-profile advocate for hydraulic fracturing has taken to national newspaper advertising in the UK to face down doubters and opponents. Texan energy industry executive Chris Faulkner – the president and chief executive of Breitling Energy Corp. – in a full-page ad in The Sunday Telegraph, asks, “Do you know your country is blessed with an incredible gift?”

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