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Canada’s Pursuit of Frac Sand Sources

Canada is a major consumer of premium frac sand from the Midwest of the United States, although they have sources that are currently mined in Alberta and Saskatchewan, with others in Manitoba scheduled to come online in 2015.

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Report Claims Frac Sand Companies Disregard Regs

A new Land Stewardship Project report claims to show that the frac sand mining industry in Wisconsin is systemically disregarding state regulations, a red flag to communities in Minnesota that are grappling with the onslaught of this industrial activity. The report, which is reportedly based on an analysis of public data and news reports, also documented over a dozen instances of influence peddling and conflicts of interest within the industry.

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92 Resources Updates Zim Frac Project

Exploration company 92 Resources Corp. provided an update on its 100-percent-owned Zim Frac silica property in southeastern British Columbia, Canada. While more testing still remains, the multi-step physical testing and analyses being carried out so far by Stim Lab Inc., of Oklahoma, for frac sand determination, have delivered some excellent results according to the company.

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Victory Nickel Reports Results

Victory Nickel Inc. reported financial results for the three and nine months ended Sept. 30, 2014. Commissioning of the company's dry frac sand processing plant in Seven Persons, Alberta, Canada, located approximately 18 km southwest of Medicine Hat was completed on Aug. 11, 2014.

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