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Clayton County, Iowa, supervisors have given initial approval to the expansion of a Pattison Sand Co. sand-mining operation, according to Radio Iowa. The board unanimously voted to rezone 746 acres near Clayton, Iowa, from agricultural to heavy industrial use. The rezoning requires at least one more reading and affirmative board vote to take effect. The board imposed five restrictions, including that the company would be responsible for any water well damage that could be attributed to the mining.

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Select Sands Acquires Arkansas Plant from Tutle

Select Sands Corp. has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) whereby the company will buy certain assets of Tutle Holdings. The assets to be acquired include a permitted and producing wet processing plant, equipment and related assets, all near its Sandtown silica sands deposit in Arkansas.

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Hi-Crush Acquires Blair Facility

Hi-Crush Partners has entered into a contribution agreement with Hi-Crush Proppants LLC to acquire Hi-Crush Blair LLC, the entity that owns Proppants' raw frac sand processing facility located in Blair, Wis.

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First Unit Train of Sand Arrives at BMC’s Oklahoma Facility

Badger Mining Corp.’s (BMC) recently-opened Erick, Okla., transload facility received its first unit train of sand. The shipment adds to product already at the wholly owned and operated site, which primarily serves the Anadarko Basin.

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