Athabasca Acquires Sand Plant, Storage, Transloads

Athabasca Minerals Inc. entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of strategic sand assets located in the United States from an “independent, arms-length vendor,” according to the company. In support of the strategic acquisition, JMAC Resources Limited has agreed to purchase 7,375,000 AMI common shares at a price of $0.20 per share for gross proceeds of C$1,475,000 in a…

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Superior Expands Washing Equipment Offering, Releases New Sand Plant

Superior Industries Inc. added another solution for sand production and fines recovery to its growing product portfolio, the Spirit Sand Plant. The unit’s configuration includes a cyclone, dewatering screen, sump tank and slurry pump to classify and produce salable manufactured sand. According to Superior engineers, the incorporated hydrocyclone is designed with longer-lasting materials. For example, 12-in. and 16-in. models are…

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PERMITTING – JUNE 2017

California Quarry Back on Track? Two years after losing its bid to operate a rock quarry in rural Santa Margarita, Calif., the owners of a proposed quarry filed a new application for a reduced project, according to Cal Coast News. In the revised application, truck trips are reduced by 64 percent. In 2014, the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission…

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This Week’s Market Buzz

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Sargent Sand Co. are once again talking about a deal to acquire a piece of private property located in Ludington State Park a decade after the last talks broke down. The state would like to purchase the company’s Ludington, Mich., sand mine when the company’s five-year operating permit expires at the end…

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