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Select Sands Says Land Clearing Complete at Sandtown

Select Sands Corp. announced that land clearing is complete and the company has requested U.S.-based contractors to submit bids for test mining and processing at its Sandtown project in Arkansas. Company management will be meeting with various contractors to select the contractors to commence the work right away.

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New Report Notes Innovation, Consolidation Future Keys to Market

Over the last year North American proppant and frac sand producers have faced a whole new paradigm with lower oil prices, according to Roskill’s new report, “Frac Sands & Proppants North America: Industry, Markets & Outlook 2015.”

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USGS Releases Nonmetallic Minerals Products Index

The nonmetallic mineral products industry leading index decreased 2.4 percent to 240.5 in July from a revised 246.3 in June, and its 6-month smoothed growth rate fell to -0.7 percent from 4.3 percent in June. The 6-month smoothed growth rate is a compound annual rate that measures the near-term trend.

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