West TX Silica, LLC, (WTX) and its land affiliates have identified, through extensive due diligence, drilling and testing of sand samples and core samples; two adjacent blocks of land located in the Hickory Sand formation near Voca, Texas. The company has completed the testing, having drilled 19 bore holes, and encountered an average 0 feet to 5 feet overburden, with Hickory Sandstone down to 100'+.
Multiple samples were taken per hole at 5’-10’ intervals and were submitted to the lab for testing and analyses per ISO 13503-2/API RP19C. Size fractions of 30/50 (5K), 40/70 (6-7K) and 70/140 (7-8K) have been analyzed and all are within API specifications.
Water is plentiful, with some high volume wells nearby in the underlying Hickory Aquifer. Natural Gas is available for dryer operations West Texas Gas operates the transmission line that runs through the mines. The project has proven that there is quality frac sand in a proven location with excellent potential reserve volumes.
The acreage and accompanying reserves are available to an end buyer to develop a mining operation on the asset, or to add to existing reserves. The proposed southern site has Hwy 71 frontage on the south boundary to easily facilitate truck and heavy equipment ingress and egress. Proven sand production on offsetting commercial mines, highway frontage, and quality sand reserves were determining factors in due diligence.