Sand and stone are fine aggregate products used in many different processes. However, these products aren’t created equal and feature characteristics ideal for specific industries. This makes finding the right sand and stone product for your business important. Read more about the products offered by Pontotoc and the uses of our sand and stone.
Tier 1 Frac Sand
We offer Tier 1 frac sand for the oil and gas industry that’s made of high-quality silica sand. We know the important role frac sand plays in fracing and offer products with the mechanical strength to withstand extreme closure stress. Using the right frac sand helps maximize your yield and reduces delays. Our mine provides three different sand products to ensure that you receive the proper sand for your facility:
100-Mesh Frac Sand
Our 100-mesh frac sand is our most commonly used product. We source our sand from high-quality sandstone layers and test its ability to withstand significant stress while remaining chemically inert.
40/70-Mesh Frac Sand
We also offer specialized 40/70 mesh frac sand designed to handle extreme underground pressure. This proppant sand is crush-resistant and has sphericity values of .7 or greater.
40/80-Mesh Frac Sand
Sometimes you need medium-density proppant for your fracing operations; that’s where our 40/80 frac sand delivers value. With low acid solubility and a high silica content that offers elite crush resistance, our 40/80 sand provides a conductive pathway for oil and gas production.
Crushed limestone is a popular material for multiple industries because it’s versatile and readily available in large quantities. Our crushed limestone is tough, durable, and screened into various sizes. We also test each product to make sure it meets your required specifications.
Why Is Limestone a Good Building Material?
Limestone is a good building material for various reasons. It’s strong and features fewer pores than other materials, making it ideal for extreme weather conditions in any climate. Another reason why contractors prefer limestone is that corrosion doesn’t affect its structural integrity.
What Is Limestone Used For?
Limestone’s durability and abundance make it a preferred building material for various purposes, including:
Limestone is added with cement, water, and sand to create a more durable and appealing concrete.
Road construction companies use limestone as a durable aggregate material to guard against weather and heavy traffic corrosion.
Roofers coat asphalt shingles with ground limestone to deflect heat and protect the roof from wind, snow, and rain.
Farmers turn to pulverized limestone to enhance pH levels in soil; this rehabilitates ground conditions and improves crop yield.
Industrial Silica Sand
Industrial sand is high-purity silica sand that’s sized using controlled processes. We offer pure industrial silica sand that’s debris-free and ready for immediate use.
What Is Silica Sand Used For?
We’ve already detailed the role silica sand plays in the oil and gas industry, but did you know that its versatility makes it suitable for other commercial uses? These include:
Silica sand has a high melting point, making it ideal for the ceramics industry. It’s applied during the molding process and protects the shape of molds in the furnace by preventing cracks. Industrial sand also maintains structural integrity after manufacturing, meaning your products stay intact after leaving your facility.
The metal casting industry uses industrial sand as a molding property when producing metal castings. Silica sand is clean, consistent, and versatile, making it ideal for producing castings of various shapes and sizes.
Silica sand is the main component when creating various types of glass. Its high melting point and durability allow it to withstand extreme heat, and its silica purity plays a crucial role in determining a glass’s color and shape.
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How Do You Find the Right Sand and Stone Product? Contact Pontotoc!
At Pontotoc, we realize that the mining industry is constantly changing; that’s why our policies are based on the industry’s best practices. We value every order and offer an innovative truck loading system that provides one of the fastest turnaround times in the industry. Contact us today and see how we deliver long-term solutions for our clients.