How is Silica Mined? | Into the Outdoors - Episode 9


EXPIRES: 6/2/2023

Part 3 answers the questions: Why would fracing engineers want pure silica sand? Rounded grains? Uniform grain size? No other minerals?

One risk factor of silica mining is contamination of air quality, which could lead to silicosis- what happens if too much silica dust is breathed in!