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Select Sands Appoints New COO

Select Sands Corp. appointed Zig Vitols as chief operations officer of the company. Vitols, a resident of Houston, has served as the president, Mid-South Division, of Martin Marietta Materials Inc. Vitols also worked as the Northeast Regional Manager for W. R. Grace & Co.

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Brilliant Sands Announces Second Quarter Results

Brilliant Sands Inc. announced results for its second quarter, ended June 30, 2015. In its second quarter, Brilliant Sands posted a net loss of approximately $971,552, with basic and diluted loss of $0.03 per share. Exploration costs in the quarter totaled $202,290, up from $30,068 in the first quarter of 2015 as the company finalizes the work needed to file its NI 43-101 exploration reports on each of its three mining sites ¬¬– McClelland, Washow and Alberta.

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Transload Facility Targets Dust Control

DustPRO LLC has installed its first DustPRO Application Unit in the Northeast region at a transload facility operated by Matriculated Services, LLC. The first-of-its-kind DustPRO Application Unit was seamlessly integrated with existing site operations at the Morgantown Industrial Park in Morgantown, W.Va., and the first job coated 5,000 tons of sand to reduce airborne particles and crystalline silica exposure at sand transfer points.

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Wisconsin Operator Uses DSC Dredge To Mine Sand

FSI Coulee 150Coulee Frac Sand, based in La Crosse, Wis., recently took delivery of a 10-in. Wolverine Class cutter suction dredge by DSC Dredge LLC. The dredge, which was designed and manufactured at DSC Dredge’s Greenbush, Mich., facility, is mining sand at the PineCrest Mine on the site of Doc’s Bunkhouse campground, near the town of Merrillan in central Wisconsin.

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