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In Texas, mining sand for fracking experiences boom

KOSSE, Texas -- In a deepening pit in this small town southeast of Waco, workers aim a high-pressure water cannon that reduces small hills of claylike sand into a watery slurry that is filtered, processed, dried into fine particles and loaded onto trucks bound for hydraulic-fracturing operations across Texas.

It will take up to 1,000 trucks to haul enough of this sand to frack a single large well.

As drilling has recovered in recent months, particularly in West Texas' Permian Basin, the sand mining industry has exploded.

via www.arkansasonline.com

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