Geology

 


The basis for interest in frac sand in our area is its geology. Sand that will meet frac sand specifications is found in the Cambrian, Jordan, Wonewoc, and Mt. Simon Formations - and in the younger Ordovician-age St. Peter Formation.

Location of NMM in Bedrock: Permits and Permit Applications in Chippewa County, Chippewa County Land Conservation and Forest Management - October 31, 2011

Bedrock Stratigraphic Units in Wisconsin, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey – 2011

Goodhue County Bedrock Geology - Relevance to Silica Sand Mining, Tony Runkel, Minnesota Geological Survey

 


Bedrock Geology of Wisconsin, Northwest Wisconsin, UW-Extension 

Bedrock Geology of Wisconsin, West Central Wisconsin, UW-Extension

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

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