General Information & Comprehensive Reports

The WCWRPC, in cooperation with the Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation and the Mississippi Regional Planning Commission, developed a map titled Frac Sand Mines, Processing and Transloading Locations (LINK) for a 20 county region.  (updated June, 2013)  Click here (LINK) for the accompanying spread sheet showing company name, addresses, etc.

The following are general information resources or documents/web pages covering multiple topics regarding the frac sand issue.

Report to the Natural Resources Board: Silica Study, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources - August 2011

Fact Sheet: Frac Sand in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey – 2012

Frac Sand Mining: Frac Sand 101 and DNR Regulations, APA-WI Annual Conference - March 1, 2012

Frac Sand Mining and Processing.  Why?  Where?, Wisconsin Towns Association Meeting - December 2, 2011 and January 12, 2012

 

Non-Metallic Mining and Processing in Dunn County:  Environmental Impacts and Regulatory Analysis with Recommendations to Improve Industry Oversight, Dunn County and Cedar Corporation -   April 23, 2012

Frac Sand: Mining and Use, Karl Green, Associate Professor, Department of Community Development, LaCrosse County UW-Extension

Hydrofrac Sand In Wisconsin, Bruce A. Brown, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey – 2011

Mining in Wisconsin: Issues Facing County Government. Frac Sand Mining: The Local Perspective, Dan Masterpole, Chippewa County Conservationist - November 2011

State and Local Research and Education Resources on Mining, UW-Extension

Mineral Rights Ownership in Minnesota, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources - November 2000

Molding Sands of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey – 1928

Hydraulic Fracturing and Frac Sand, Wisconsin Towns Association, February 23, 2012

Silica Sand Mining in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources - January 2012

Hydrofrac Sand Mining: The Resource and the Issues, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, WCCA Conference - October 2011

Locations of the Facilities that Produce Crystalline Silica, Data from 2008 Emissions Inventory, Myers, 2010 

Gold, Iron, Copper, Zinc, and Sand: What’s Driving the New Interest in Mining and Mineral Resources in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Iron Mining and Frac Sand, A Bibliography, Patricia Reichert - January 2012

Hydrofrac Sand: The Resource and the Issues in Wisconsin, Bruce A. Brown, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey - December, 2011

Goodhue County Mining Study Committee, Summary Report - July 2012

Industrial Silica Sand Mining in Minnesota, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources - 2012

Industrial Silica Sands of Minnesota, Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources - March, 2012     

Supplemental Information Regarding Nonmetallic Mining in Goodhue Minnesota, Summit Envirosolutions, Inc., - July 2012

List of Frac Sand Mines in Wisconsin, April 2013  

WEBLINK:
MAP: FRAC SAND MINING IN WISCONSIN, JULY 2012, WisconsinWatch.org - Produced by the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism