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Frac Sand Production Triples
July 7, 2013 | Geology.com

Between 2009 and 2012 the amount of sand produced for hydraulic fracturing in the United States tripled. The average 2012 price was $54.83. Most production is done in the mid-west where the sand grains have not been damaged by tectonic forces.


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