100 Mesh Frac Sand
Quality Proppant for Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Pontotoc’s 100-mesh frac sand is derived from premium sandstone layers with high crush resistance to meet the growing demand for quality proppants in the oil and gas industry.
Our 100 mesh silica proppant is sourced from high-quality sandstone layers. 100 mesh is the most popular and commonly used product we sell. Every order of finer grain proppant includes 100 mesh proppant.
Silica frac sand is different from common sand as it’s solely made of silica quartz. Silica quartz is able to withstand significant forces, but it remains chemically inert to resist volatile chemicals.
100 mesh sand sieve analysis is a crucial step to producing a quality and consistent product. Our 100 mesh proppant exceeds all American Petroleum Institute specifications with some of the highest crush strengths of any proppants sourced throughout the nation.
Other advantages include:
Our products are part of your greater processes, and we value being easy to work with. We actively strive to simplify supply chains and eliminate needless delays, so you get the materials you need exactly when you need them.
Our turnaround times for truck loading average between 7 and 10 minutes from gate to gate, reducing time spent loading and allowing for more time for transport.
We’ve worked with oil and gas producers for years, meaning we understand the challenges and pressures producers face. We deliver our products with 100% accuracy, making them available for use the moment we deliver them.
Hydraulic fracking wells use hundreds of tons of sand for their operations, but before it can be delivered to the well, it needs to be removed from the ground, processed, and tested. To achieve that, we follow a five-step process:
Step 1: Remove Vegetation
Frac sand mining occurs in remote areas, so the first step is to remove trees and vegetation.
Step 2: Remove Topsoil and Unwanted Rock Layers
Sandstone layers are buried under a different material called overburden that must be removed. These materials are stockpiled to be used later when the mine areas are reclaimed.
Step 3: Loosen and Remove Sandstone
As a sedimentary rock, sandstone may be loose enough to require no blasting, but most deposits require explosives to break the material into smaller pieces.
Step 4: Excavate
Backhoes and front-end loaders are used to scoop sandstone rocks from the mine pit. They are then loaded onto trucks and hauled to a crusher.
Step 5: Reduce Rocks to Sand
Truckloads of sand are broken up in crushers. From there the sand is sifted and separated into different products.
After the sand is processed, it’s washed and tested before being stockpiled and ready for delivery. Grains that are too big to use as frac sand are separated out and either used as alternative industrial sand or added to the material saved for mine reclamation.
To succeed in a highly regulated industry such as energy production, Pontotoc ensures our operations meet or exceed industry best practices. Our proppant exceeds all API specifications with some of the highest crush strengths of any proppants on the market today.