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News and Information
25,000 Acres of Viable Sand Identified
How much sand could feasibly be harvested in Winona County for oil and gas "fracking" and other industries?…
Source: Winona Post, Sarah Squires, September 11, 2013
 
Mapped: More than 20 Proposed Frac Sand Facilities
MPR News has created this map to illustrate the current level of frac sand mining in Minnesota, based on data from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and several counties in the affected areas. It's the most comprehensive map to date showing frac sand mining activity in Minnesota…
Source: MPR News, Frank Bi, May 1, 2013
 
Piles of Unanswered Questions About Industrial Sand Mining: EQB Issues Report Outlining Issues
Governor Mark Dayton may have come out against a one-year moratorium on industrial sand mining while a Generic Environmental Impact Statement is conducted, but a story by Stephanie Hemphill at Minnesota Public Radio illustrates why grassroots citizen groups in Southeastern Minnesota are asking for both…
Source: Bluestem Prairie, March 23, 2013
 
MPR Frac Sand Chat with Minnesota’s Chief Geologist
Join Minnesota Public Radio News for an interview with the state’s chief geologist, Tony Runkel of the Minnesota Geological Survey, on frac sand deposits and mining operations there.
Source: MPR News, Michael Olson, March 19, 2013
 
Sedimentary Geology
Listing of the different geologic formations in Houston County, their make-up, and "percentage of area"…
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, April 6, 2012
 
Geologic Units in Houston County, Minnesota
Listing of the different geologic formations in Houston County, their make-up, and "percentage of area"…
Source: U.S. Geological Survey, April 6, 2012
 
Maps
"Best" Accessible Frac Sand Deposits
Source: Bruce Brown, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey
Geological Cross Section B-B (Near Rushford, MN)
Cross section showing bedrock of the Root River Valley
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, John H. Mossler
     
Bedrock Geology of Southeastern Minnesota
This map shows locations of frac-sand
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, John H. Mossler
 
Quartz-Rich Sandstone Bedrock Layers at or Near Land Surface (Houston County, Minnesota)
This map represents some of the geologic conditions relevant to extraction of quartz-rich sandstone
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, Tony Runkel
     
Quartz-Rich Sandstone Bedrock Layers at or Near Land Surface (Southeast Minnesota)
This map represents some of the geologic conditions relevant to extraction of quartz-rich sandstone
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, Tony Runkel
   
This page was reviewed on May 6, 2015
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Related Resources
Geological Overview: Why Southeast Minnesota Is A Hot Spot for Silica Sand
Geological Overview: Why Southeast Minnesota Is A Hot Spot for Silica Sand
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, Tony Runkel, March 19, 2012
Geological Overview: Why Southeast Minnesota Is A Hot Spot for Silica Sand
Sedimentary Geology
Source: Minnesota Geological Survey, February 2006
Bedrock Bluff Prairies on St. Peter Sandstone in Southeast Minnesota
Bedrock Bluff Prairies on St. Peter Sandstone in Southeast Minnesota
Powerpoint presentations given at the BALMM meeting on silica sand.
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