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Frac Sand: Mining and Use

Frac sand mining is a new topic for the Coulee Region and the Nation. This presentation gives a geologic overview of where frac sands are found in the Coulee Region, as well as the practical issues that may be faced by local government officials when a sand mine (quary) is proposed.  Below are some useful resources regarding Frac Sand.
Frac Sand- Mining and Use3 slides per page (11 pages, 2 MB, .pdf)
Geology of La Crosse County Report-WGNHS (40 pages, 10 MB, .pdf)
Geologic Map of La Crosse County-WGNHS (1 page, 2MB, .pdf)
Metallic Mineral Deposits-WGNHS (2 pages, 600 KB, .pdf)
Iron mining in Wisconsin: Locations- WGNHS
 (2 pages, 600 KB, .pdf)
Mining Resource Sheet- UWEX(1 page, 100KB, .pdf)
Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin (43 pages, .pdf)
Frac Sand Activity in Western Wisconsin (1 page, .pdf)
Department of Safety Professional Services – Training for Mining Professionals & Drivers

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If you have any questions regarding Community Natural Resource and Economic Development in La Crosse County please contact:

Karl GreenKarl Green
Community Natural Resource and Economic Development Agent
La Crosse County – UW Extension
400 4th Street North – Room 2040
La Crosse, WI 54601-3200
Phone: 608-785-9763
Fax: 608-789-4808


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