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Select Sands Reports on Sandtown Drill Progress

Select Sands Corp. released a progress report on the resource definition in-fill drilling program at its Sandtown project in Northeast Arkansas.

The company said:

  • Seven drill holes completed out of 20 planned drill holes.
  • Drill hole P-07 intersected 110 ft. or 33.5 meters of potential frac sand, ending in the zone (drill limits reached).
  • Six of seven holes intersected potential frac sand intervals, averaging 68 ft. (20.7 meters).
  • Seven holes reported cover an area of 3,937 ft. by 984 ft. (1,200 meters by 300 meters).
  • Current drilling is focused on the northern half of the 530-acres property.

Seven drill holes have been completed, six of which intersected thick zones of the St. Peter Sandstone (SST) formation. The St. Peter SST is host to Tier-1 frac sand deposits, a necessary mineral used in the extraction of shale oil/gas. Holes are being drilled at approximately 600 ft. (183 m) centered over an area 3,937 ft. by 984 ft. (1200 meters by 300 meters).

The company has released the Stim-Lab results where its 40/70 and 100 mesh retuned 10K "crush" each meeting or exceeding the Tier-1 frac sand specifications as defined per the ISO 13503-2:2006/API RP 19C recommended practice for measurement of properties of proppants used in hydraulic fracturing and gravel-packing operations. These properties include sand sphericity and roundness, crush (K value), acid solubility, turbidity, and SiO2 (silicon dioxide) content.

"The Sandtown property has the potential to host a significant frac sand deposit," stated Rasool Mohammad. "Sandtown has the competitive location advantage of 650 rail miles closer to Texas/Louisiana oil/gas plays over Wisconsin sand mines."