Reality Check on Purported Global Sand Shortage Sensationalism

By Mark J. Krumenacher, PG “Reality Check on a Purported Global Sand Shortage: Sensationalism Extrapolated From Isolated Occurrences to Global Phenomena,” was written by Mark J. Krumenacher, PG, and originally published in the Electronic Green Journal, Volume 1, Issue 47. – Ed. This essay presents how an almost sidebar reference in the back pages of a book, became the topic…

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Mineral Commodity Summaries

Snapshots Of The Crushed Stone, Sand And Gravel, Industrial Sand, Cement, Gypsum And Lime Markets The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) estimates 2021 total aggregates production at approximately 2.5 billion metric tons per year (Gt), a 5% increase over 2020. In its Mineral Commodity Summaries 2022 report, the agency reports Crushed Stone, Sand and Gravel, Cement, Industrial Sand, Gypsum and Lime…

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Aggregates Production

The Estimated Production-For-Consumption Of Construction Aggregates In The First Quarter Of 2022 Increased In Four Of The Nine Geographic Divisions. The estimated U.S. output of construction aggregates produced and shipped for consumption in the first quarter of 2022 was 476 million metric tons (Mt), an increase of 4.1% compared with that of the same period of 2021, according to Jason…

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U.S. Silica Loses $32.4 Million in Second Quarter

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc. announced second quarter 2020 results, including a net loss of $32.4 million, or $(0.44) per basic and diluted share. The second quarter results were negatively impacted by $33.4 million, or $0.35 per share, of charges related to asset impairments, plant startup and expansion, facility closure costs, and other adjustments, resulting in adjusted EPS for the second…

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Industrial Sand Production Rose 33 Percent in 2017

In 2017, U.S. apparent consumption of industrial sand and gravel was 100 million tons, a 33 percent increase from the previous year, owing primarily to increased activity in the oil and gas sector. Production – valued at about $3.5 billion – was produced by about 200 companies from 340 operations in 35 States, according to USGS Mineral Commodity Specialist Thomas…

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Krumenacher Named to WISA Board of Directors

Wisconsin Industrial Sand Association (WISA) announced that GZA’s Mark Krumenacher of Waukesha County, Wis., was named to the WISA board of directors. Krumenacher is a senior principal and senior vice president with GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. and recently was named to the firm’s board of directors. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin with a BS and MS in…

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