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Wisconsin DNR to Review Meteor Decision

According to a report on Wisconsin Public Radio, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has agreed to review – and possibly overturn – an administrative law judge’s ruling stating the agency acted improperly when it issued wetland permits to a controversial frac sand mining project.

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Claim Post Acquires Nine Quarry Leases

Claim Post Resources Inc. has acquired title to and control over nine quarry leases from a number of third parties, including Char Crete Ltd., Simmons Construction Ltd. and O/S Investment Corp. for a total investment of $1.3 million. These leases are directly adjacent to Claim Post’s existing quarry leases, consolidating Claim Post’s strategic control over the Tier 1 Frac Sand deposit at Seymourville, Manitoba, Canada.

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Black Mountain Sand Expands into Eagle Ford

Black Mountain Sand, a Texas-based in-basin frac sand provider, announced its expansion into the Eagle Ford Shale with the acquisition of 2,300 acres in Atascosa County. The company will begin immediate construction on its third Texas operation with anticipated delivery of its first commercial tons by year-end 2018.

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Merger of Unimin, Fairmount Santrol Creates Covia Holdings

Fairmount Santrol and Unimin Corp. announced that following the close of their proposed merger, the combined company will be known as Covia Holdings Corp. and will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CVIA.”

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Smart Sand Revenues Up Year-Over-Year; Makes Acquisition

Smart Sand Inc. announced that first-quarter revenues were $42.6, a slight decrease compared to fourth quarter 2017 revenues of $43 million. The decrease in revenues was primarily due to higher production costs and lower freight revenue, offset by higher sales volumes and a higher average price per ton sold.

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