Rogue Buoyed by Silica Resource Estimate

Rogue Resources Inc of Vancouver, BC has announced the initial silica resource estimate for its Silicon Ridge project in Quebec. The estimate, prepared by Met-Chem Canada, includes a pit constrained measured and indicated resource of 9.7 million tonnes, grading 98.6% SiO2 and an inferred resource of 4.6 million tonnes grading 98.6% SiO2. Sean Samson, Rogue...

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Honeywell UOP Opens New Catalyst Line

Honeywell UOP of Shreveport, LA has opened a new production line at its catalyst manufacturing facility in Shreveport. The US$150 million investment will enable the company to produce a new range of hydroprocessing catalysts for the oil refining industry. The Shreveport plant manufactures catalysts that can be used in Honeywell UOP’s Oleflex isomerization and hydroprocessing...

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U.S. Silica Acquires Additional Reserves

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc of Frederick, MD has completed the purchase of a fully-permitted, 327-acre parcel of land from a privately-held mining company. The land is adjacent to the company’s existing silica sand mine and plant in Ottawa, IL and adds approximately 30 million tons of proven reserves. The reserves are high quality Ottawa White...

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U.S. Silica Holdings Eyes Industry Consolidation

U.S. Silica Holdings Inc of Frederick, MD has reported a first quarter net loss of US$10.7 million on revenue of US$122.5 million compared with a net income of US$14.8 million on revenue of US$204.0 million in the first quarter of 2015. The company sold 2.3 million tons of products in the period, a year-over-year decrease...

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Select Sands Begins Production in Arkansas

Select Sands Corp of Vancouver, BC says it has commenced limited production at its Sandtown deposit in Arkansas in order to fulfill purchase orders for its Tier 1 silica sands into industrial markets. The company anticipates purchase orders from its current customer base will continue and is in a position to ramp up production if...

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