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Strict specifications: UK frac sand potential

Mitchell, Clive. 2015 Strict specifications: UK frac sand potential. Industrial Minerals, 575. 57-59.

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Abstract/Summary

The UK is actively looking at the potential production of shale gas and, as a result, the country’s extractive minerals industry is looking at the role it can play in providing minerals that could be used in hydraulic fracturing (fracking). One such mineral is silica sand, which is used as a proppant,commonly referred to as “frac sand”. Clive Mitchell, Industrial Minerals Specialist*, provides an educated guess as to where this frac sand could come from in the UK.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Frac sand; silica sand; industrial mineral; proppant; fracking; shale gas
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 09 Jun 2015 13:51 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/510894

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