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Specialty Sand

Resource Characteristics

Silica sand is an industrial term used for sand or easily disaggregated sandstone with a very high percentage of quartz (silica) grains, is the most abundant mineral on the earth, and is also one of the most important and useful minerals on the earth. The high purity and physical characteristics of the sand in this deposit make it ideally suitable to a range of specialty industrial sand applications.

Specialty sands, including such products as Cristobalite, TFT glass sand, Silica flour, Filter sand, Pea gravel, and Glass sand, represent a higher-value use of this sand resource than construction sand.

End Uses

Industrial uses of silica sand depend on purity and physical characteristics. Some of the applications include glass sand, pea gravel, filter media sand, silica flour, Thin Film Transistor glass, and cristobalite. Following is a summary of the most important specialty sand derivatives that SCM intends to produce and market.

Use the following links to learn about the Specialty Sands that will be produced by this project.

Pea Gravel, and