Firebag Frac Sand

Project Details


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


Via Highway 63, and is near water and power sources


80 acres approved, 420 acres in application

AMI Silica

Resource Estimate

Athabasca’s Firebag Project contains an indicated resource of 38.2 million tonnes, with 4.5 million tonnes in the 20/40 fraction, 19.3 million tonnes in the 40/70 fraction, 13.4 million tonnes in the 70/140 fraction and 1.0 million tonnes in the 140/170 fraction.

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.

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