Prehistoric In Age... Smart For Today
Born from the prehistoric Cambrian Ocean that occupied most of what we now know as Wisconsin, Cambrian Sands a.k.a. “Northern White” frac sands were formed 550 million years ago. These Cambrian Sands were then exposed as glaciers shifted across the northern mid-west region of the United States. These premium quality sands were primarily used on a smaller scale for other industries until the petroleum industry discovered that the properties of these sands were ideal for hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking. The roundness and purity of the sand’s crystalline structure enable natural gas and petroleum to flow more easily than with other types of sand, plus provide stability to the earth above filling the void left by escaping petroleum and natural gas deposits.