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Gen6 Proppants to Open Louisiana Plant

Gen6 Proppants, a frac sand solutions provider, revealed its plans to develop a new frac sand mine to serve the Haynesville Shale region, with the acquisition of approximately 1,000 acres in Red River Parish in northern Louisiana.

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Vista to Develop Oklahoma Sand Mine

Vista Proppants and Logistics LLC announced the development of a 1- to 1.5-million-tpy frac sand mine northeast of Fay, Okla., to serve customers primarily operating in the Mid-Continent region’s SCOOP and STACK oil and gas plays.

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Imerys, Wisconsin Proppants Win NIOSH Technology Awards

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Mining Program, in conjunction with the National Mining Association (NMA), the National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA), and the Industrial Minerals Association–North America (IMA-NA), recognized the efforts of four organizations in their respective industry sectors for developing new tools and systems, or for using existing technology in new ways.

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AMI Silica Receives Development Permit in Canada

Athabasca Minerals Inc.’s subsidiary AMI Silica Inc. has received approval of its Development Permit for industrial sand processing, storage and distribution facilities in Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada.

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Hi-Crush Idles Whitehall Dry Plant

Hi-Crush Partners has temporarily idled dry plant operations at its Whitehall, Wis., facility. The facility’s wet plant remains operational, and Hi-Crush continues to sell inventory from on-site storage to meet ongoing Northern White customer demand. Wet and dry plants remain operational at Hi-Crush’s other Wisconsin mines, including Wyeville, Augusta and Blair.

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