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Silica Sand Projects | Minnesota Environmental Quality Board

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Mark Dayton signed new legislation to address silica sand mining, processing and transportation...

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Q&A: Understanding frac sand with Minnesota's chief geologist ...

Local communities currently determine the fate of mining applications, but some state lawmakers ... 5 things to know about silica sand mining in Minnesota.

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Sand mining

Sand mining is a practice that is used to extract sand, mainly through an open pit. However .... Silica sand mining business has more than doubled since 2009 because of the need for this particular ...

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Proposed frac sand mining operation could be biggest in Minnesota ...

Feb 14, 2015 ... A proposed silica sand mining project in southeastern Minnesota could change the nature of the industry in the state. Or not. No one is sure...

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Silica sand mining | Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

In 2010 the MPCA began receiving public inquiries about projects to mine silica sand for use in hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a drilling method used for...

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US Oil & Gas Fracking Boom Could Drive Silica Sand Mining ...

Sep 25, 2014 ... La Salle Silica Mine Sand mining operations in La Salle County, Illinois (pictured) are exploding as oil and gas drillers demand more silica...

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Silica Sand Mining and Health - EH: Minnesota Department of Health

The recent expansion of silica sand mining in Minnesota is raising concerns about possible health risks. MDH is working to develop public health responses and...

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State of Minnesota Silica Sand Information

The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed and Governor Mark Dayton signed new legislation to address silica sand mining, processing and transportation...

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Frac Sand Mining | Minnesota Public Radio News

Silica sand is made from small, hard, round quartz rock mined for decades in southern Minnesota and Wisconsin for window glass.

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USGS Minerals Information: Silica

Industrial sand and gravel, often called "silica," "silica sand," and "quartz sand ... In almost all cases, silica mining uses open pit or dredging mining methods with...

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