AMI
Silica

OUR VISION – To create the in-basin premium-sand model in Alberta by developing silica deposits located in the province, thereby creating jobs that stimulate the local economy

OUR GOALS

1. Become a supplier and a midstream service provider of Silica-Sand, with multiple in-basin sand sources 

2. Strategically locate all facilities, starting with our Mayerthorpe hub (with rail access) in the heart of the Duvernay formation

3. Vertically Integrate our operation to provide a mine to well-site solution to our customers, while reducing risks to well-site operations and costs

4. Run operations with a Zero-Waste objective, with majority of sales in the Frac-Sand market and some in the Industrial Sands markets

For further information please contact:

Troy Sidloski

AMI Silica

Director, Business Development & Applications

Dir (403) 519-3753

Email: troy.sidloski@amisilica.com

www.amisilica.com

Firebag Frac Sand

Location

North of Fort McMurray, Alberta within the Wood Buffalo region of North East Alberta.

Access

Via Highway 63, and is near water and power sources

Size

80 acres approved, 420 acres in application

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The Corporation’s silica sand deposit “Firebag Project” is located 95 km north of Fort McMurray and is accessible via Highway 63. The planned operation is for the production of industrial proppants for use in the hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells. Independent testing by both Stim Lab and Proptester confirmed a high-quality product with crush strength meeting or exceeding American Petroleum Institute and International Standards Organization standards for frac sand. A Preliminary Economic Assessment (“PEA”) confirmed that the Corporation’s Firebag Project has considerable potential for development as a frac sand resource, which includes the potential for a large, highly economical deposit with high margin, rapid payback and 25 years of open pit mining. The PEA was prepared by Norwest Corporation (“Norwest”), headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. As silica sand demand continues to increase, Athabasca Minerals has focused on establishing what will be needed to bring product from its Firebag asset to market in an effort to capitalize on the renewed increase in silica sand demand.
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Firebag Frac Sand

Montney In-Basin Frac Sand

Location

Northwest Alberta and Northeast British Columbia

Access

Primary and secondary highway access

Size

Over 150,000 contiguous hectares

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Athabasca Minerals Inc. has purchased 49.2% ownership of a private Alberta corporation (“Privco”) that owns the Montney In-Basin frac sand project (“MIB Project”) located in the vicinity of Dawson Creek and Fort St John. The MIB Project broadens the strategic growth and advancement of the Corporation’s wholly-owned subsidiary, AMI Silica Inc, in becoming the ‘in-basin’ leader for the supply of Premium Domestic Sand and frac sand solutions. STIM-LAB Inc. and Loring Laboratories Ltd. completed testing on a 70/170 fraction size domestic sand, which had sphericity of 0.7, roundness of 0.6, acid solubility of 2.3%, Silicon Dioxide (SiO2) content of 98.5%, and a crush value of 8K. These preliminary results indicate that the MIB Project sand aligns with API Standard 19C, which provides the specifications for sands used in hydraulic fracturing. The Montney basin represents over 50% of the entire frac sand demand in Canada.
Montney In-Basin Frac Sand

Duvernay Frac Sand

Location

Alberta Duvernay

Access

Primary and secondary highway access

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Athabasca Minerals Inc. has purchased initial investment of $280,000 in cash and the issuance of 420,000 Athabasca (‘ABM’) shares was made for 16.2% interest in Privco2. An additional 33.4% interest will be acquired for $742,000 and the issuance of 1,680,000 Athabasca (‘ABM’) shares pending resource delineation results expected in April-2019. Early laboratory results of the Duvernay Project sand, as conducted by Stim-Lab Inc on samples taken from the deposit, showed favorable physical properties, with sphericity and roundness factors of 0.7 each, acid solubility of 2.6% and crush strength values of 9k psi (40/70 granularity) and test results of 10k psi (70/140 granularity). These preliminary results indicate that the Duvernay Project sand complies with API Standard 19C specifications for sands used in hydraulic fracturing.
Duvernay Frac Sand

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