What’s interesting is that not all sand dunes are suitable for frac sand, which seems counterintuitive. This is due in part to the age of the formation – the sand hasn’t been in the rock tumbler (environment) long enough to smooth out the rough edges like the older marine formations have.
West Texas is a definite anomaly there.
In this post, you’ll find a very comprehensive rundown of sand deposit characteristics beyond the Permian and a discussion about what is “good enough” for frac sand material.
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