The property is underlain by the Ordovician St. Peter sandstone formation, the source of premium industrial silica sand ‘Ottawa White’ frac sand, selling into major US oil & gas and Industrial & Specialty end markets. Sandtown sits 3.1 miles from a highway; it has an active power line, and a rail system exists about 15 miles away.
- Contains high purity Silica (99% SiO2), high roundness, and high sphericity.
- Quarry Mining Permit Issued.
- Target markets are Industrial & Specialty Products and Oil & Gas.
- The Industrial & Specialty Products segment consists of over 250 products and materials used in a variety of industries including container glass, fibreglass, specialty glass, flat glass, building products, fillers and extenders, foundry products, chemicals, recreation products, and filtration products.
- New end markets include solar panels, specialty coatings, wind turbines, polymer additives, and geothermal energy systems.
- Closer to the major Texas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma shale-plays than Wisconsin sand mines, offering savings in transportation costs.
- Highest quality rating of Premium “Tier 1,” also known as “ Ottawa White” or ”Northern White” frac sand, with a crush resistance of 7K-10K psi.
- Desirable finer 40/70 & 100 mesh sand of 99% pure silica; exceeds or meets API Tier-1 Specifications.
Select Sands Corporation has entered into a binding letter of agreement for an option to acquire a 100% undivided right, title, and interest in an approximately 520-acre premium grade industrial silica sand/frac sand project, located in northeast Arkansas, USA. The property is underlain by the St. Peter Sandstone, of Ordovican age (485 million years ago). The St. Peter Sandstone Formation is considered a major source of premium industrial silica sand and also “Tier 1″ quality frac sand within the United States. This formation can reach a thickness of up to 150 feet.
The Arkansas project is strategically located to supply sand to major US oil & gas and Industrial & Specialty markets.